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Salty Red Sox GM Sarcastically Calls Yankees the Golden State Warriors of Baseball
When the Boston Red Sox landed ace pitcher Chris Sale in a blockbuster trade back in December, New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the Red Sox were the Golden State Warriors of baseball.
On Monday, Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowski threw the insult (or complement, depending on your perspective) right back in Cashman’s face.
The Yankees landed former Cy Young finalist Sonny Gray from Oakland for a package of prospects at the trade deadline on Monday. The move earned the Bronx Bombers a heap of praise from experts, many of whom now view them as a lock to keep the Red Sox at bay and win their first AL East title since 2012.
When asked about the deadline dealing of his team’s arch rival, Dombrowski was pretty salty.
“You mean the Golden State Warriors?” Dombrowski told Boston Herald beat reporter Jason Mastrodonato. “Yeah, I think the Golden State Warriors have significantly made some moves. I expected it. I would’ve been surprised if they didn’t.
“But I think Brian probably has made them the Golden State Warriors and we’re the significant underdogs, when I’m listening to the MLB Network. So it kind of switched. I would anticipate, like he said earlier in the year that he didn’t know how the Red Sox would lose a game, I think it’ll be the same. I don’t know how they’ll lose a game right now. They made some good moves. They made their club significantly better.”
I’m not sure what Dombrowski finds more frustrating: the fickle media, or the fact that his team currently sits a half-game back of the Yankees.
The good news is that the Yankees and Red Sox play each other 10 more times this year, so the best rivalry in baseball should be pretty entertaining down the stretch.
Hat Tip – [theScore]