Dave Dombrowski Living up to Reputation, Which is Exactly What the Red Sox Wanted
Following last-place finishes in three of the last four years prior to 2016, the Boston Red Sox decided it was time for a change in ideology with regard to baseball operations.
Nearly a full calendar year in his new position, Dave Dombrowski has made his impact felt with numerous moves, which is exactly what the Red Sox were looking for this year and the immediate future. Here’s a look at some notable acquisitions made since last winter:
- Signed David Price to a seven-year, $217 million deal.
- Traded Manuel Margot, Javier Guerra, Carlos Asuaje and Logan Allen for Craig Kimbrel.
- Traded Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro for Carson Smith and Roenis Elias
- Acquired Aaron Hill from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Wendell Rijo andAaron Wilkerson.
- Acquired Michael Martinez from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations.
- Acquired Brad Ziegler from the Arizona Diamondbacks for Jose Almonte and Luis Alejandro Basabe.
- Acquired Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres for Anderson Espinoza.
It’s still pretty early in trade season with regard to the August 1 deadline, but Boston has undoubtedly been the most active team thus far.
This is exactly the reason why ownership pegged Dombrowski as their top choice for this role. As much as he has a reputation for balancing analytics with more traditional player evaluation, he’s also known for being unafraid of making a big splash.