It was shocking, to say the least, that the Red Sox didn’t make a move, especially given some clear needs in the bullpen. Dombrowski, the team’s president of baseball operations, outright admitted the team was looking for relief pitching but that the price was too high.
According to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, the Red Sox very much were checking in on relief pitchers, but there was a clear roadblock in front of them.
Indeed, it would’ve been risky for the Red Sox to give away huge prospects — especially since they likely only will compete for the wild card. With that in mind, it seems Dombrowski’s assessment of risk and reward led him to bet on the current group.