Friday, January 18, 2019

Is Sox Honcho Dave Dombrowski Conceding Bullpen Wars To Evil Empire?

Incredibly, Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski seems content to go into the 2019 season with a bullpen that pales against that of The Evil Ones— most prominently consisting of Adam Ottavino, Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, Chad Green and Zach Britton. Boston, as we write this, has a relief corps consisting mostly of: Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Tyler Thornburg, Carson Smith, Hector Velazquez, Steven Wright, Brandon Workman and Bobby Poyner. Even the most starry-eyed Red Sox fan has to concede: game, set, match to The Bronx Embalmers. We understand that Dombrowski is engaging in a little gamesmanship with Craig Kimbrel and his agent—but time is running out. Let's give him a one-year deal and let him test free-agency next off-season. We need him, and he (apparently) also needs us. Just do it!