TSN Baseball Insider Steve Phillips told MLB Network Radio Monday morning that he was surprised by the decision. The team was undergoing a bit of a roster shuffle after last year's run to the championship, but was still expected to be a playoff contender. He's had great success.
Winning a World Series doesn't even buy you 12 months of job security in Boston these days. What is the expectation? It's just embarrassing enough that they had to do it at midnight on a Sunday during the season, and never bother to explain it publicly.
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The Red Sox followed with three straight AL East titles - a first in franchise history - and won a club-record 108 games last season en route to their fourth World Series championship since 2004.
"You look at some of the decisions this season".
My plays went 4-2, and I finished up 1.48 units for the day. Dombrowski let Kimbrel and reliever Joe Kelly leave in free agency following the 2018 season without finding suitable replacements.More news: London Stock Exchange gets £32bn Hong Kong bid
The moves paid off last season, but this year, things have unraveled.
"A search for the next baseball operations leader will begin immediately". His contract ran through 2020, but due to a disappointing 2019 campaign that will likely see the Red Sox miss the playoffs, the franchise decided to make a change. The 63-year-old previously helped bring a World Series title to the Marlins organization in 2003 and guided the Detroit Tigers to two American League pennants.More news: Apple Arcade launch date and price finally revealed
According to the report in the Post, long-time Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy had recently wrote columns predicting Dombrowski would be held responsible for the Red Sox's fall from grace.