Tag: Boston Red Sox

The Clock Turns Back to 1983 as a Yastrzemski Homers at Fenway

BOSTON — Forty-four years ago, Carl Yastrzemski ended one of the most electrifying World Series in baseball history with a flyout to center field at Fenway Park. A little higher and farther, and Yastrzemski would have tied Game 7 with the Cincinnati Reds. He never returned to the World Series. The year the Red Sox […]

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Dave Dombrowski Closed for the Red Sox. Now, They Need a Fresh Start.

BOSTON — Dave Dombrowski was the closer. His old boss, John Henry, hired him four years ago, gave him a deep crop of young talent and told him to win the next Boston Red Sox title as soon as possible. Dombrowski did it last fall, and someday his Hall of Fame plaque will reflect that […]

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Three deals that illustrate where Dave Dombrowski ultimately went wrong in eyes of Red Sox ownership

Here’s the thing about Dave Dombrowski’s “worst” deals — they almost always landed impact players. When he overpaid for closer Craig Kimbrel, in his first major acquisition as Red Sox president of baseball operations, he still landed an All-Star. When he took the David Price bidding into the stratosphere in what became the highest contract […]

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