Just one year after building a team that put together the best season in Red Sox history, Dave Dombrowski is out of a job.
In the four seasons since being hired as President of Baseball Operations, Dombrowski did pretty much everything you could have asked for. He won the American League East in 2016, 2017, and 2018, which was Boston’s first division three-peat in franchise history, set a franchise record with a 108-win season, and, of course, won the World Series.
Surely Boston’s World Series hangover season couldn’t have been the sole reason Dombrowski was given the axe on Monday. For all his success, Dombrowski has made some errors.
Dombrowski has always been an aggressive, risk-taking general manager. Finally given a team with all the resources in the world, Dombrowski went all-in. He dealt away virtually all of the Red Sox farm to acquire the likes of Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel and he opened up the chequebooks to sign David Price, and J.D Martinez. Mixed in with those acquisitions are some questionable decisions, like paying a premium to acquire Drew Pomeranz and signing Nathan Eovaldi to a massive contract on the back of one good playoff run.
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation