Phillies Announce 3-Year Extension For Key Team Figure


The Philadelphia Phillies made a spirited run to the World Series this season, taking the fans on a wild ride. The team has now rewarded a key figure for that success, extending president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.

Dombrowski is now with the team through the 2027 season. Owner John Middleton said, We are watching a guy that is historically great. One hundred years from now, when they ask, who are the best GMs in the history of the game, Dave Dombrowski may just be the best."

Indeed, Dombrowski this year became the first executive in MLB history to lead four different franchises to the World Series. He took the Florida Marlins to the world championship in 1997, the Detroit Tigers to the World Series twice—in 2006 and 2012, the Boston Red Sox to the World Series title in 2018, and of course, the Phillies made it to the Fall Classic this season. 

“I’ll bet any amount of money that (record) will never be broken,’’ Middleton said, “not 100 years from now. Not 200 years from now.’’ 

The 66-year-old took the Phillies' job in 2020, and proceeded to bring in some priced talent over the next two seasons, including Kyle Schwarber, Nick Castellanos and others, helping to lead the Phils to the National League pennant. 

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