Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Dombrowski Places Not-So-Subtle Pressure On E-Rod

(Boston Herald Photo)
In the midst of a wide-ranging interview this afternoon on WEEI's Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Show, Red Sox President Dave Dombrowski placed some not-so-subtle pressure on tonight's starter Eduardo Rodriguez. Discussing the need to upgrade the starting rotation, Dombrowski said, "I think tonight’s very important, with Eduardo Rodriguez pitching. We think Eduardo can be an important part of our rotation, but he does have to go out there and he has to do it." Indeed! While the jury is still out on Dombrowski, we have to say we like the way he's unafraid to publicly put pressure on players—and yes, even bench and/or demote a few high-salaried guys. Look for a likely deadline trade by "Double D" that brings a quality starter to Fenway.