By Danny Picard
BOSTON — Giancarlo Stanton is a Yankee. By the time you read this, Manny Machado might also be bound for the Bronx.
Get over it.
For all the bitching and moaning that goes along with New York making blockbuster trades while the Red Sox figure out what their offseason plan of attack will be, it seems to be lost on everyone in Boston that Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski made three of the biggest acquisitions in baseball the previous two offseasons.
It started with trading for Craig Kimbrel. It continued with signing David Price. And it eventually led to acquiring Chris Sale in a blockbuster last winter.
Now, with Brian Cashman and the Yankees in the spotlight for their eye-opening acquisitions, people want even more out of Dombrowski and the Red Sox.
We’re hearing names like power hitters J.D. Martinez, Jose Abreu, and Marcell Ozuna. I’ve been leading the charge for the Sox to sign Eric Hosmer. I even told you that Dombrowski should call the Washington Nationals and at least ask about Bryce Harper, who will be a free agent next offseason.
Since we all have our GM caps on, allow me to get even more creative than that.
Go get Josh Donaldson.