So I wonder, does this mean Dombrowski wants to trade Mookie but ownership doesn't? Or the other way around? Or not something this simple?
I actually am surprised. The Sox will be fine though.
I say sign Mookie, trade Price, hope Martinez stays, and hope like he11 Sale is OK.
It may be as simple as dombrowski is a guy to empty your asset chest to build a title contender and sucks at or isnt willing to rebuild a farm system. It may be as simple as that.
i agree. dombrowski delivered a world series, thank you very much. he makes great trades. but at rebuilding, and especially rebuilding a depleted farm system, and keeping salaries down....well those are not his strengths.
it does appear that the sox have opted to rebuild. if so, they made a good choice. but it is still a shocker. i can't help but think something else took place between dombrowski and ownership.
oh, and Shaughnessy saw this coming:https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/redsox/2019/08/06/after-this-season-something-has-give-with-red-sox/0zHeHWblAak4uxMtPjfWwO/story.html
"Dombrowski did exactly what he was hired to do when the Sox brought him on board in the summer of 2015. He traded prospects for veteran talent. He signed big name free agents. He threw around contract extensions like fun-sized Halloween candies. He ignored draft and development. And he ignored a lot of the people who worked at Fenway Park.
The Sox won every year until this year. And each season, Dombrowski became more isolated inside the walls of Fenway. He holed up with his buddies Frank Wren and Tony La Russa. He insisted that Sam Kennedy have zero input on all baseball decisions and never clicked with the “new” CEO. Dombrowski was not particularly close to the people in baseball ops. Or Tom Werner.
In the end, Dombrowski did not have much support from Alex Cora. No one in a Sox uniform was happy last week in Anaheim when Dombrowski failed to bring major league arms to California after a 15-inning win on a Friday night at the Big A. The next night, Cora was forced to call on weary, worn-out Ryan Brasier in relief of a critical game. Brasier blew a 4-3 lead, giving up six runs in the eighth inning. It was front office malpractice. Things were coming to a head.
When the team came home from the coast to play the Twins and Yankees, Dombrowski wanted clarity on his situation, and that clarity came after the Sox’ 10-5 loss to the Yankees late Sunday night."