How about Dave Dombrowski ? While he is schmoozing the media … putting up a luxury tax control smoke screen … at the same time he is laying the ground work for the blockbuster of all blockbusters!
The Red Sox have Chris Sale! Dombrowski is sending the supposedly untouchable Yoan Moncada, fireballer Michael Kopech and two other prospects to the White Sox in eschange for the Chicago ace.
What a deal by Dombrowski! He gets an established major league number one without giving up any of his current everyday players. Yes, he gives up two huge prospects, but you take that risk to get Sale, 76-50 over his MLB career with a 3.00 ERA and 1,244 strikeouts in 1,110 innings. And he is under contract control through 2019 at an ace pitcher reasonable $39.5 million.
Oh, and Dombrowski also went out earlier today and swapped Travis Shaw and prospects to Milwaukee for reliever Tyler Thornburg, who is likely to be their 2017 set up guy.
Well played Mr. Dombrowski … well played!