The New York Yankees are notorious for being the team who acquires proven talent at the expense of young talent. But now, Dave Dombrowski's done his best to build the the Red Sox into a "win now" team.
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And everyone's taken notice, especially Yankees GM Brian Cashman, who told Erik Boland of Newsday Sports that "Boston's like the Golden State Warriors of baseball."
Which is ironic, given the Red Sox lost to Cleveland in their most recent postseason appearance . . . and of course the Boston Celtics losing Kevin Durant sweepstakes to Golden State, in case you forgot about that.
But Cashman's not far off, with the Red Sox having a big three in their starting rotation -- Chris Sale, David Price and Rick Porcello -- a powerhouse offense and a reloaded back-end of the bullpen.
Good thing for the Red Sox, there shouldn't be any issues with these guys playing together -- barring a wardrobe malfunction.