9 fired president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, less than a year after the longtime baseball front office executive led the Red Sox to its fourth World Series title under its current ownership. Some of her past titles include vice president of baseball administration, senior director of minor league operations, and director of minor league operations.
Just like in Detroit previously, when given free rein, Dombrowski showed he could assemble a winning club in a short period of time.
Dombrowski, who probably overpaid in some trades and contracts in a successful attempt to win the World Series, isn't the right guy to sell off their best players and keep the team barely above water.
Surprised and shocked obviously.
"You take lots of guilt with you as a player because you're the one that can make or break things and that's the part that hurts me".
Boston's three assistant GMs- Brian O'Halloran, Eddie Romero and Zack Scott- will run the team's baseball operations department until a permanent replacement is hired. From the start of Dombrowski's tenure on August 18, 2015, through the beginning of this season, the Red Sox had posted a major-league best 320-210 (.604) record. 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. That includes Sale, who signed a five-year, $145 million deal in spring training but was shut down for the 2019 season with elbow issues. 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.
Sunday's loss left the Red Sox 17.5 games behind the first-place Yankees in the American League East. Boston is eight games out in the American League wild-card race with 19 games remaining in the regular season.