Thursday, December 14, 2017

The 2017 Winter (Meetings) Of Our Red Sox Discontent

Dealin' Dave has morphed into Reelin' Dave. This off-season, it's all about how Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski has been psychologically sand-bagged by his counterpart in Baghdad-By-The-Hudson. As an example, Dombrowski actually said this last night, "I think we're closer. But I don't know if we're closer to getting something done or being eliminated from doing things. I think we're closer to getting answers on some things." Is this the same guy who used to deal from the hip—beating rivals to the punch? As we write this on Thursday morning (the last day of The Winter Meetings), only one report has Boston even close to a deal with either of two players—and one of those (free-agent Eric Hosmer) is much more likely to land in San Diego. The Padres are going to skunk us! All of a sudden, it appears that Dombrowski has become the Bobby Valentine of the Red Sox front office—completely ineffectual. This is beyond whiny fans complaining, this is downright embarrassing.