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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Dombrowski: Red Sox don’t plan to sign any more relievers

As they have a number of times earlier this winter and now into spring training, the Red Sox have again closed the door on the return of former closer Craig Kimbrel. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told reporters in Bradenton, Fla., on Monday that the team doesn’t plan on signing any more relievers.

“As far as signings are concerned I would say we’re through at this point,” Dombrowski told reporters, including WEEI’s Rob Bradford, before the Sox’ Grapefruit League game against the Pirates. “That doesn’t mean that won’t be a priority just because of how we shape up. It’s something to kind of follow in spring training as you follow other things, I can’t rule that out. We don’t have anything going outside the organization. We stay in contact with people and see if there is anything that becomes a situation that makes sense.”

Dombrowski didn’t mention Kimbrel by name, but when asked specifically about relievers, he said he didn’t expect any additions to the roster.

That’s what they say, and then the parade of relievers develops during the season anyway….

 

QLE Posted: February 26, 2019 at 05:41 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: dave dombrowski, red sox, relievers

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Dave Dombrowski “happy” with Red Sox roster despite bullpen concerns

The Boston Red Sox don’t have a closer with spring training about to begin, but the architect of the team’s roster still feels pretty good about where things stand.

Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski didn’t add any marquee free agents to his roster over the winter, and he has yet to find a replacement for star closer Craig Kimbrel, who remains unsigned on the free agent market. However, Dombrowski is content with the group that will open the 2019 season.

“We are happy with where our roster is,” Dombrowski said Monday on NESN’s “Red Sox From Fort Myers” show. “We’re in a position where, basically, positonal player-wise we have the same club back. Starting pitching-wise we really have everybody back. Bullpen, of course, is the one area which will get a lot of discussion and I’m sure will be focused on by people. But we like a lot of our arms and a lot of our people out there. But basically the club is back—we know we should have a good club unless something happens where you get decimated by injury but you hope that never takes place. We have the foundation of having a good club, and I think they’ll be prepared to come back and battle and see if we can try to repeat.”

Mind you, given the team’s performance last year and given the fact that it feels like one can do rather well with a wandering hobo as a closer (ask the 2010 Giants), it’s hard not to believe that Dombrowski has a point.

QLE Posted: February 12, 2019 at 05:26 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bullpens, dave dombrowski, red sox

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Dave Dombrowski earns Baseball America’s Executive Of the Year honors

The 2018 Red Sox keep on racking up the accolades.

Dave Dombrowski has been named MLB Executive Of the Year by Baseball America. It’s his second time earning the award, his first being in 2006 while serving as general manager of the Detroit Tigers.

Dombrowski made several moves in 2018 that paid off during the Sox’ World Series run, including but certainly not limited to signing J.D. Martinez, trading for Steve Pearce and Nathan Eovaldi, and re-signing Mitch Moreland.

 

QLE Posted: November 27, 2018 at 08:43 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: baseball america, dave dombrowski, executive of the year

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Red Sox’ Dave Dombrowski basks in culmination of hard work | Boston Herald

“It’s hard to win,” Dombrowski said. “I think we were talking about it, seven out of the last eight years, been in the postseason and won divisions, and never got the world championship. It just shows you how hard it is. A lot of good players, a lot of great players, and it’s just something special when it winds up happening. It’s hard to put into words. People spend so many hours working, and you fall short a lot of times, and sometimes all of a sudden it comes together for you and you’ve just got to be thankful.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 30, 2018 at 02:18 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: dave dombrowski, red sox

 

 

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