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MLB Rumors: Red Sox part ways with President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski

MLB Rumors: Red Sox part ways with President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski

The Red Sox have reportedly parted ways with President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski, according to Jeff Passan. 

As of now, the Red Sox have not named a new head of Baseball Operations. According to Pete Abraham, Romero and fellow Assistant General Managers Brian O'Halloran and Zack Scott will run the department for the remainder of the 2019 season. 

Boston named Dombrowski their head of baseball operations in August of 2015. His most notable moves include signing David Price and J.D. Martinez along with trading for Chris Sale. And now not even one season after the Red Sox won the World Series, Dombrowski is done in Boston. 

Dombrowski addressed the fact that he was on the "hot seat" weeks ago, citing the three divisional championships and World Series title the Red Sox have captured since he took over the front office as reasons why he shouldn't have been worried about his job security. 

The Red Sox have had a turbulent and disappointing 2019 season. Their lineup is one of the best in baseball and has maintained their incredible production from last season, but the pitching staff has not been as consistent. 

Considering the amount of resources Dombrowski poured into the starting rotation and bullpen, their shortcomings have left a stain on his tenure in Boston. 

We will update this story as more details become available. 

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Ex-Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli joins Cubs coaching staff

Ex-Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli joins Cubs coaching staff

Yet another former member of the Boston Red Sox has joined the Chicago Cubs.

Former Sox slugger Mike Napoli has joined the Cubs as a quality assurance coach, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.

Napoli joins fellow 2013 World Series champion David Ross on the Cubs staff. Ross replaced Joe Maddon as Chicago's manager last month.

Ex-Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has served as Cubs president of baseball operations for the last eight years. Former Sox pitching coach Dana LeVangie recently interviewed for the Cubs' bullpen coach job.

In three seasons as Boston's DH/first baseman, Napoli hit .242 with 53 home runs.

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Red Sox, Alex Cora are 'fully cooperating' with MLB's sign-stealing investigation

Red Sox, Alex Cora are 'fully cooperating' with MLB's sign-stealing investigation

The Houston Astros' sign-stealing scheme was rather elboarate, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora reportedly played a major role in the operation.

Cora was Houston manager A.J. Hinch's right-hand man as the Astros' bench coach in 2017, winning the World Series with the organization. So, quite frankly, it's not surprising that Cora was involved in the matter. 

Major League Baseball now is investigating the Astros organization, as well as anyone involved with the team in 2017 -- A.K.A. Cora and current New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran. Cora was interviewed Wednesday, and the Red Sox are offering the MLB "full cooperation" in the ongoing investigation, according to Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. 

According to our Red Sox Insider John Tomase, the Red Sox really only need to be concerned with the matter if Cora used some of those tactics to lead Boston to a World Series Championship in 2018, and throughout the duration of a rather upsetting 2019 season. 

It remains unknown if Cora will receive any disciplinary action from the league. 

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