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Thursday, 18 May 2017 02:14

Dave Dombrowski Says He’ll Make Moves If He Needs To

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I think we all know what Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski’s track record is. He’s famously been dubbed “Dealin’ Davey” as he has made quite a few blockbuster deals in his time for both the Detroit Tigers and the Red Sox. But this year, after trading away a lot of what was baseball’s best farm system and possibly needing to save a bit of money to sign some of the current players, many people thought that a big move would be unlikely. That certainly doesn’t sound like how Dombrowski sees it.

"I never speak about payroll," Dombrowski told the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, "I will say we're not under any restrictions to improve the club if need be."

That certainly sounds like a guy who isn’t willing to sit pat and let this season be any different when it comes to making moves. Dombrowski has caught a lot of flack from Boston fans for getting rid of quite a few top prospects and leaving the farm system pretty dry, but at this point he might as well go all in. With a talented team at the major league level that has some holes to fill before they are truly a contender, Dombrowski should push his chips to the middle of the table and I believe he will.

When it comes to payroll restrictions, I never really expect there to be any. The Sox make enough money and are a big market club that needs to be spending to win, so I am not concerned as far as that goes.

This season is shaping up to have some big names being talked about around the trading deadline and the Sox need to be involved. According to the piece by Cafardo in the Globe, Dombrowski has already been monitoring the Red Sox minor league system closely this season and I think that could mean he’s evaluating who his next trade chip is. 

Jake Archer

Jake is a contributor to the CLNS Red Sox beat team. He is passionate about baseball, basketball, football and golf, but can get interested in almost anything competitive. Jake has a lot of strong opinions and will share them through his writing and podcasting. You can also follow him on Twitter @jarcher04 but please be advised, his takes can get hot.