Dave Dombrowski Phillies New President of Baseball Operations
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 10, 2020
The Phillies have been in the process of trying to find the team’s next General Manager and/or President of Baseball Operations since the end of October. Dombrowski represents someone that knows how to build a championship team and has vast knowledge regarding front office operations. In fact, over his time working in the front office he has helped guide his teams to two World Series Championships.
The first came with the then Florida Marlins (Miami Marlins) with the second coming with the Boston Red Sox. Furthermore, he helped lead the Detroit Tigers to two American League pennant titles. His latest stint with the Red Sox lasted from 2015 until the end of the 2019 season. Of course, Boston was crowned World Series Champions in 2018.
Besides the Marlins, Red Sox, and Tigers, Dombrowski was also the General Manager for the Montreal Expos.
Dave Dombrowski and the 2021 Philadelphia Phillies
Dave Dombrowski has developed a track record of being very aggressive during his tenure as a General Manager. He is not afraid to trade prospects to help improve the big league roster and give the team the best chance of winning right now.
For the Phillies, having somone like that in the President of Baseball Operations role, is going to be critical moving forward. Going into 2021, the Phillies are in the midst of what was suppose to be their championship window. However, the team has largely fell short of that timeline over the past few seasons. As a matter of fact, the Phillies completed the 2020 season with a below-500 record at 28-32. That was good enough for third place.
For Dave Dombrowski, the challenge now is trying to find a way to improve the Phillies big league roster with a farm system that doesn’t have much impact. At the midway point last year, MLB.com ranked the Phillies farm system in the bottom ten around baseball – at 23rd to be approximate. Certainly, not what a team in their window to win-now wants.
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