Former Tigers general manager and president Dave Dombrowski was officially introduced in Boston today as the Red Sox’ president of baseball operations. One of his first duties will be to hire a new GM for the Sox, after Ben Cherington declined to stay onboard in that position.
Former Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski was never going to be on the market for too long after getting fired earlier this month. And now he can officially call Boston home.
Reports have former Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski officially with the Boston Red Sox.
Dave Dombrowski says there had been no talks with Tigers ownership about a new contract, and as time wore on he began to sense he might not be back with Detroit in 2016.
Al Avila met with the media, Brad Ausmus met with the media, but there was nothing from the ousted GM until now.
Detroit came into the season looking for a fifth straight AL Central title, but now trail the Royals by 12 1/2 games.
As soon as the news broke, social media was not unexpectedly flooded with commentary.
Since Dombrowski was on board, the team played in two World Series and played in the post-season five teams and won the AL Central four times.
“My last few days have been very, very, very encouraging,” Price said Wednesday at the Detroit Economic Club meeting.
“The energy for Opening Day, for me it’s a kin to the Super Bowl. It’s kind of an unofficial holiday for Michigan and Detroit. It’s a lot of fun to be a part of it.”