Monday, December 18, 2017

Dave Dombrowski's 'Secret Plan' To Get A Sox Big Bat

Nixon (L); Dombrowski (R)
Those of you old enough to remember 1969 probably also remember President Richard Nixon's "secret plan" to end the Vietnam War. Of course, that war dragged on for six more years, with no discernible plan in place. Fast forward to 2017. Here is the party line regarding Boston's off-season inaction, given by Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy, "Let’s face it: The Yankees are being the Yankees. Ever since I was a kid, this is how the Yankees have behaved. As a fan, it drives you a little bit crazy when you see Giancarlo Stanton in the pinstripes. We understand that. But the worst thing you can do is overreact or make a knee-jerk move or reaction based upon what your competitors are doing. Our baseball operations group has a plan; they’re sticking to that plan." Let's call this Dave Dombrowski's "Secret Plan" to halt the domination of the AL East by The Evil Empire. What are the specifics of that plan? They're no more transparent than Nixon's. The more things change, the more they stay the same.