Too good to be true

The GM who ran the team I love into the ground is reportedly the leading contender to assume the same job with the team I loathe. Frank Wren in Boston? Please, make it so.

He should be at home in Beantown, what with all of the bloated contracts given to flops like Hanley Ramirez, Sandoval and Porcello.

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5 thoughts on “Too good to be true

  1. They’ve decided to hire the guy who ruined the Tigers instead. Which is almost as bad.

  2. Dombrowski was hired as president. Rumor has it he’ll name Wren as his GM. They go back a long way, worked together in Florida.

    Not sure I agree with you about Dombrowski ruining the Tigers. They lost 118 games the year he took over and turned them into perennial contenders.

  3. Dombrowski is very good. Built winners in Montreal, Florida and Detroit. He’s no dummy, he’ll make sure Wren doesn’t give out stupid contracts. Also, both are very good traders. This is actually bad news if you’re a Sox hater.

  4. Dombrowski could have had a starting rotation headed by Verlander, Scherzer, Price, and Porcello, and the only one left now is Verlander, who’s declined significantly (although he’s still arguably better than Porcello). He had the best position player in the game in Cabrera, and consistently failed to provide him adequate protection in the lineup save for the oft-injured Victor Martínez, except when the Tigers gave that gawdawful contract to Fielder. And Baseball America rates the Tigers’ farm system as the worst in baseball. The Tigers were in the World Series in 2012, and now they’re 15 games out of first, and don’t appear as though they’ll be competitive for quite some time.

    I think “ruin” is the proper verb to use in conjunction with Dombrowksi’s tenure in Detroit. But I hope he hires Wren as a GM. Baseball America ranks the Red Sox’s organization as the No. 2 system in MLB. With Wren’s disdain for scouting, that duo can destroy that in a big hurry.

  5. “He had the best position player in the game in Cabrera, and consistently failed to provide him adequate protection in the lineup save for the oft-injured Victor Martínez, except when the Tigers gave that gawdawful contract to Fielder.”

    You might be understating that he acquired the best position player in the game for a package centered around Cameron Maybin! He had Gary Sheffield and Magglio Ordonez in the lineup with him (and later on he had Victor Martinez and Prince Fielder, the latter being a REALLY GOOD hitter before eventually falling off a cliff)

    The Tigers were losing 100 games a year when he took over and he ended up taking them to the World Series twice and winning four consecutive division titles. Not every GM is going to have a winning team year after year (just John Schuerholz it seems). Even the bastard St. Louis Cardinals have had dips in the road. Heck, the Braves have won the division ONCE in the past ten years and haven’t sniffed the World Series since 1999 when we got swept by the Other Bastard Yankees.

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