Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

Red Sox 'parting ways' with president Dave Dombrowski

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Sidney Guerrero | 11 September, 2019, 17:47

"Growing up in this game, I was always told there are three markets that are different than everywhere else: Boston, New York and Philadelphia".

Dave Dombrowski has been let go by the Boston Red Sox. His contract ran through 2020, but due to a disappointing 2019 campaign that will likely see the Red Sox miss the playoffs, the franchise chose to make a change.

Right-hander Rick Porcello's career has been tied to Dombrowski's as much as any player. Dombrowski was the general manager of the Detroit Tigers when they drafted Porcello in the first round (27th overall pick) in 2007.

An indictment of Dombrowski at his stops prior to Boston was his willingness to gut the feeder system in exchange for acquiring veteran talent.

Porcello, who took the loss against the Yankees on Sunday, and his teammates learned of the move as the game ended.

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More monumental changes could be in store for the Red Sox from top to bottom. I'll have potentially a better answer in a couple days but, yeah, you never like to see anybody lose their job over what we're doing on the field. "He made the playoffs three straight years, wins the World Series last year and the idea of not winning again the following year, that's kind of been the way baseball has gone", he said Monday on TSN Radio 1050. And unfortunately that's the case right here.

As of Monday, September 9, Boston is 17.5 games out in the AL East, and 8 games behind in the Wild Card race. Price re-upped with the team after the World Series and the trio combined will cost Boston almost $80 million per season the next three years.

"If you don't have thick skin, you're not going to survive in this game".

Dombrowski landed numerous big names during his relatively short stint as president, bringing in players such as Chris Sale, Craig Kimbrel, J.D. Martinez and David Price.

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