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Dave Dombrowski may have to take the fall for Red Sox’ falloff

The Red Sox have won one game since last week's trade deadline.

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski (right), with special assistant Tony La Russa. –barry chin/globe staff file

Picked-up pieces while planning a rare October vacation . . .

■ I’ll be shocked if Dave Dombrowski is back with the Red Sox next season. Boston’s president of baseball operations has increasingly isolated himself with pals Frank Wren and Tony La Russa and has few friends inside Fenway’s walls. Dombrowski is under contract for just one more season.

When you have the top payroll in baseball and don’t make the playoffs, somebody has to go. Alex Cora isn’t going anywhere. Dombrowski has been exactly what we thought he would be. He delivered a championship. But he gets the blame for the Chris Sale and Nathan Eovaldi contracts and for failing to address the bullpen need. He’s clearly not the guy to oversee a much-needed farm system rebuild.

In four years as coach, Bill Parcells transformed the Patriots franchise. —1995 globe staff file
Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .268 through his first 61 major league games, with 10 home runs. —david zalubowski/AP
Justin Timberlake (left) and Jay-Z at Fenway Park on Aug. 10, 2013. —matthew j. lee/globe staff file