With a week to go before the July 31 trade deadline, there will be plenty of eyes on the defending world series champion Boston Red Sox. It won’t be about who leaves this team or who is acquired, but who might have a job and the future will be directly impacted over the next week.
If the team decides to sell as rumored by CBS Sports, plenty of teams will be interested in the young core. It would have to be decided on who stays, and ultimately who goes. This is the worst case scenario for Boston. While this season has been a disappointment thus far, they have shown glimpses of the dangerous 2018 team.
This team does not have much wiggle room to improve the roster. While Dave Dombrowski has improved the roster for a ” win now” team, the farm system is depleted. To make matters worse, the Red Sox have a cap space problem. The contract extension of Nathan Eovaldi has already proven that it was a bad signing. Add that to the list of bad signings in his career. If the team does not act accordingly, they are on the path of the Detroit Tigers, Dombrowski’s former organization.
As we all know, he depleted their farm system to dead last in the league before his firing. While also signing a 33 year old Miguel Cabrera to an 8 year/ $248 million contract. 2016 would be the last time Cabrera would hit over 20 homeruns and play in 120 plus games for the tigers. Detroit has been slowly building its farm system back up in hopes to compete in the near future.
Dave has proven that nobody is safe from the chopping block. Not even Mookie Betts, as his name has swirled around in rumors over the last two weeks. Can we really afford to lose a franchise player over some cap relief and a handful of prospects who could not even pan out? That should and will be the last straw for Dombrowski and his tenure here in Boston. As he did bring us a title in 2018, he has lived up to his nickname that he rightfully deserved in Miami and Detroit. The ” organization killer.”