The Boston Red Sox were in need of a General Manager to make moves that would bring home a World Series title – insert Dave Dombrowski.
The Boston Red Sox were in need of a General Manager after firing Ben Cherington, who was not getting the job done. Two weeks after getting relieved from his duties by the Detroit Tigers in August of 2015, Dave Dombrowski found himself on a contending team with a franchise that cared about winning and was willing to make moves to bring a title back to Bean Town. While it took four years to get the job done, it was well worth it.
Many remember the additions of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez prior to the 2015 season. The Sandoval move was met with much dismay as he clearly was falling off as far as production is concerned. Neither contract can be put on Dombrowski as he was not the acting GM when the moves were made.
Many will remember the three major moves that were made in the Dombrowski Era in Boston. It will end eventually, but right now we’ll ride the wave.