Watch: Why didn’t Red Sox do more to address the bullpen this offseason?

Mike Cratty
March 28, 2019 - 2:36 pm

When it comes to the Red Sox' offseason approach, this year was a little different. The bullpen became the area of concern all winter and spring, but Dave Dombrowski did little to address it. Steve Lyons, Marc James, and Evan Drellich discussed this at the WEEI Red Sox Roundtable at Lord Hobo Brewing Company on Wednesday.

In the past, the Sox and Dombrowski have clearly been willing to make a big splash to address their needs. David Price, Chris Sale, and J.D. Martinez, three of the most prominent players on the roster, were acquired by Dombrowski one offseason after another.

“They are not scared and they will do what it takes to win,” said Lyons.

In making these moves, Lyons mentioned how when they signed Price, they needed an ace so they got one. When it came to Sale, they weren’t just going to settle for having Price as their lone star pitcher. Sale’s name popped up on the trade market in the following offseason and Dombrowski went all in and acquired him. Lastly and most recently, the Red Sox needed a power hitter, so they went out and got Martinez.

Listen to the guys' discussion in the video above, and check out more from the Roundtable here.