Ever since Dave Dombrowski was put in charge of the Boston Red Sox, we have not been let down. He came to Boston with a purpose and that’s just what the man has done. That purpose was to since an Ace, get bullpen help, and sign a fourth outfielder. All of which has since been accomplished either before or just at the beginning of the Winter Meetings.
Since joining the BrotherShip staff, I have been known to grade the Red Sox. This article will be like that again with my grades on Dave Dombrowski and the moves he has made. I am not going to lie either all of these grades are how I feel about the moves he has made.
Dave himself- A+++
Dealin Dave has been fantastic so far. I hope he is not done however, I will be extremely satisfied if the moves he has made are his only ones this off-season.
David Price- A
The signing of perennial Cy Young candidate Dave Price was perfect. He was the best pitcher out there and exactly what the Red Sox needed. I believe he will succeed greatly with the Red Sox (I mean he better with all the money he will be making).
Craig Kimbrel- A
Dombroski’s first accusation. This made a splash right off the bat. Kimbrel only 27 has led the National League in saves for 4 consecutive seasons. He beefs up the bullpen by himself and will let Koji move down to the 7th inning or 8th inning. A great move.
Chris Young- B
Young, a former Yankee, can be a perfect for Boston. He may not be the best outfielder that was in free agency however, he is a steal. He hits very well against lefties which will help the Red Sox.
Carson Smith- A-
One of my favorite moves. This move is so under the radar. Carson is a power arm to pitch in front of either Koji or Kimbrel or even both. Losing Wade Miley and gaining Smith is great in my eyes and a huge upgrade for the Boston Bullpen.
Roenis Elias- B-
His record may not show it but this man could be a steal. He is 27 however, his over the top curve ball is one you see in movies. It is straight nasty. He could succeed greatly behind a better offence in Boston than the Mariners had.
Yes it is very early in the winter meetings however, I am very happy with what has been happening in Boston.