CARLSBAD, Calif. -- A little more than a week into the start of baseball's offseason, it's becoming increasingly clear that this figures to be a relatively quiet winter for the Red Sox.
At the GM Meetings here, which wrapped up Thursday morning, Red Sox president of baseball operations DaveDombrowski spent far more time listening than he did speaking -- and that was only partially because he battled a severe case of laryngitis during the week.
Dombrowski, of course, is open to hearing what his colleagues have to say. You never know when something will be proposed to improve your team -- now, or in the future.
But for the most part, Dombrowski is intent on keeping together the roster which won a franchise-record 108 games before steamrolling (11-3) three of the best teams in the game during the postseason.
It's a strategy that he put to good use a year ago.