By: Jordan Kneen
As the New York Yankees continue to build their way towards becoming the most dominant team baseball has ever seen, Dave Dombrowski and the Boston Red Sox seem content to sit and watch from the sidelines.
It has been 2 months since the Red Sox kissed their 2017 season goodbye and the team looks virtually the same as it did then. That is if you don’t count the addition of Samuel Adams as their official beer sponsor.
Perhaps Red Sox Nation should consider the dumping of Budweiser as an upgrade over dumping everyone’s least favorite panda, Pablo Sandoval during the season, but somehow I don’t see that happening anytime soon.
This is Boston, and it’s not the Boston of old. This is the city of champions, where simply contending and making the playoffs is not sufficient (unless you’re the Bruins of course). Yet Dombrowski and the Red Sox seem to have forgotten that.
Some will say that it’s too early to overreact. They will claim that there is a long way to go. “The roster will look different when pitchers and catchers report. Just wait for ‘Dealing Davey Dombrowski’ to work his magic,” they will say.
While they are probably right, the problem is, Dombrowski isn’t working his magic. According to Chris Mason, he admitted that no deal has been extended to free agents and went even further to say that he has yet to meet with any free agents personally.
Furthermore, today it came out that the Blue Jays and Yankees are attempting to secure the services of Eduardo Núñez who the Red Sox should already have resigned.
What is going on here! I’m not going to say that they aren’t trying, but it sure feels that way. Most teams in baseball make a point of improving the roster in the offseason but clearly the Red Sox aren’t one of them. What’s worse? They are willing to let their fans know that.
Red Sox fans had to watch the Yankees role out the home run monster Giancarlo Stanton and Dombrowski has the balls to tell them that they haven’t done anything. A little advice for Dombrowski if I may, keep your mouth shut.
It’s time to keep your head down until you have something to show for your work. Your fans don’t want to hear about how you have been doing your job in an underwhelming fashion. You can talk when you’ve done something. Until then, lock it up.