Monday, August 1, 2016

Red Sox Done Dealing—Just Add Lefty Specialist Today

While the Red Sox did not make a big-ticket deal today, top honcho Dave Dombrowski has made five deals in the last month: lefty relief specialist Fernando Abad today—along with Brad Ziegler, Drew Pomeranz, Michael Martinez, and Aaron Hill. Each move filled a specific team need—but the big hole that still remains is in the rotation. However, we should also keep in mind that Yoan Moncada, Andrew Benintendi and Rafel Devers are not walking out that clubhouse door. And that is a good thing. All things considered, they still have a chance to contend—although it will be much more difficult without another stud starter.