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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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Xander Bogaerts offers thoughts on Mookie Betts returning to Red Sox in 2021

Xander Bogaerts offers thoughts on Mookie Betts returning to Red Sox in 2021

The Boston Red Sox made a decision that made a lot of fans unhappy in early February. The team decided to trade Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers along with David Price in exchange for a package of three prospects.

Betts, the MLB's MVP back in 2018, is one of the top five players in the league. He hit .295 with 29 homers last year as the Red Sox lead-off hitter, so parting with him obviously stings.

But could the Red Sox try to bring him back in free agency next offseason? It's possible, and it's something that Xander Bogaerts thinks the team could attempt to do.

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“Hey, you know... probably, maybe in a year,” Bogaerts said of potentially getting Betts back in 2021, per Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com. “We’ll see how that goes. He knows what he means to us and we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.”

Of course, there's no guarantee that Betts will end up returning to Boston. He could opt to sign an extension with the Dodgers or he could simply sign with the team that offers him the most money. And given how far apart he and the Red Sox were in negotiations, Betts may simply be out of their preferred price range.

It's tough to prognosticate what will happen in a year. And Betts wasn't willing to give any context clues during his introductory press conference with the Dodgers.

But Bogaerts and the Sox will remain hopeful. And until then, Boston's shortstop had one message for his former teammate.

“Obviously, I wish him nothing but the best," Bogaerts said, per Cotillo. "One of the best teammates I’ve had. One of the best young players we had to wear the Red Sox uniform.

"He’s someone we’re going to miss a lot. It’s not easy to replace somebody like that on and off the field.”

Rob Manfred provides updated timeline for Red Sox sign-stealing investigation

Rob Manfred provides updated timeline for Red Sox sign-stealing investigation

With spring training now here for MLB clubs, the Boston Red Sox have one massive question hanging over their heads. What will be the result of the MLB's investigation into the team's alleged sign-stealing?

Well, on Sunday afternoon, the Sox got an update on when that may be coming thanks to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.

Manfred has stated that the investigation will likely be wrapped up within the next two weeks, according to Evan Drellich of The Athletic.

It will be interesting to see who the MLB is re-interviewing and what impact that will have on the investigation. But the fact that some developments have "slowed down" the MLB doesn't seem to be good news for the Red Sox.

The sooner the Sox know the results of the investigation, the sooner they can move on from it. And that will be important with the regular season drawing nearer and nearer.