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COLUMN: Red Sox offseason to-do list

November 9, 2017

By Danny Picard

BOSTON — For the last few weeks, all eyes have been on Alex Cora.

But now that the new Red Sox manager has been officially introduced, it’s time to turn our attention towards president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.

This isn’t me telling you Dombrowski is to blame for back-to-back first-round exits in the postseason. If anything, I believe Dombrowski deserves heavy praise for acquiring players like Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel — to name a few — who’ve helped the Red Sox get back into postseason contention.

But that doesn’t mean his work should be done.

As we enter the Hot Stove, Dombrowski has to find a way to improve a Red Sox team that’s been good enough to win two straight AL East titles. At the same time, we shouldn’t be calling for a major overhaul this winter. Changing the manager was a smart move. But between now and spring training, Dombrowski needs to focus on additions, without any subtractions.

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