The Philadelphia Phillies are finalizing a deal with two-time World Series champion Dave Dombrowski to become the Phillies new president of baseball operations. The deal is currently being finalized, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan. There is no information about the contract. It is confirmed he will become the Phillies new president.
64 year-old Dombrowski has been in the MLB since 1978. He’s been with the Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, and the Boston Red Sox. He’s a two-time World Series champion with the Marlins in 1997 and the Red Sox in 2018. 2 of his teams in Detroit made it to the World Series. So he has experience!
He built a World Series team in 1997 with the Marlins. If you remember, the Marlins in 1997 were a one-year team. In 1996, they were 80-82. In 1998, they weren’t very good. Their record was 54-108 after a World Series win. Dombrowski was able to build a great team in ‘97. This is obviously a good sign.
Dombrowski is coming to a Phillies team that hasn’t made it to the postseason since 2011and has a lot of work that needs to be done. The Phils are apparently in some financial trouble, they have a lot of big players that are free agents, and they’re in a very bad spot. His main priorities is to sign all star catcher JT Realmuto, shortstop Didi Gregorius, fix the awful bullpen, and add some new starting pitching.
Dombrowski is a good fit for the Phillis and needs a guy like this. The Phillies still do not have a general manager. But they got rid of Andy MacPhail, so everything’s good in Phillies land as of now. It’ll be even better if you know what happens.