BOSTON (CBS) — A whole lot has happened with the Boston Red Sox since Tony Massarotti went on vacation.
But now Mazz is back, and on Monday night’s edition of Inside Baseball on the WBZ-TV news at 10 on myTV38, he had a lot to say about the future of the organization now that Dave Dombrowski is in charge.
“It’s hard not to like the concept,” said Mazz. “The baseball operations department needed an overhaul. It clearly wasn’t working; this is three out of four years [they’ll finish in last place], so they needed to change some things.”
Mazz likes Dombrowski’s approach, not focusing as much on analytics, but hopes he doesn’t deal away most of Boston’s young stars like he’s done in previous stops.
“He is a baseball guy and he will emphasize the on-field evaluation versus the sabermetric part of it — that I like. One of the things that concerns me is when he has a lot of payroll he trades away a lot of young guys. That worries me a little because I do like some of the young players on this team,” he said. “Overall I’m glad they’re going on this direction and I’m eager to see how it works out.”
Mazz also shares his thoughts on Ben Cherington’s decision to step away, and the future of John Farrell on the Boston bench. He also touches on Jackie Bradley Jr.’s recent surge at the plate.
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