The Philadelphia Phillies named Dave Dombrowski as president of baseball operations in December 2020 and he is now in custody until 2027. The Phillies announced a three-year contract extension for Dombrowski, previously signed through 2024, on Tuesday morning. .
“We are thrilled that Dave has agreed to continue to lead our baseball operations team into the 2027 season,” Phillies owner John Middleton said in a statement. “His insightful knowledge of the game and keen eye for talent helped us win the National League pennant. I firmly believe that under his leadership we will achieve our ultimate goal.”
As Middleton pointed out, the Phillies had a playoff streak last season that took them to the World Series. Since the 66-year-old Dombrowski took over, the Phillies have gone 82-80 in 2021 and 87-75 last season with an amazing pennant streak.
After a poor start last season, Dombrowski fired coach Joe Girardi and watched as Rob Thomson took over and forced his team to play at a 95-win pace for the remainder of the season despite Bryce Harper’s absence for a large stretch of the season due to a misguided pitch broke a big finger. Along the way, Dombrowski made some sneaky moves, such as acquiring center fielder Brandon Marsh and starting pitcher Noah Sindergaard via trades before the deadline.
“I’m delighted to sign a contract extension with the Phillies,” Dombrowski said. “This is a great organization and I am so lucky to have such wonderful staff around me. Over the past couple of years, we have made significant strides in many areas of baseball, and I am determined to build on them to shape the organization of the championship. for the city and our incredible fans.
“I would like to thank John Middleton for giving me this opportunity. He is a great owner who wants to bring the World Championship back to Philadelphia and I look forward to achieving that goal. Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how well the Middleton and Buck families treat the staff of our organization and how much they appreciate our passionate fans. They make Philadelphia a special place.”
This is Dombrowski’s fifth stop as general manager or president of the baseball service. He started with exhibitions in 1988. He later spent nine years with the Marlins, including the 1997 World Series championship, 14 years with the Tigers, including two AL pennants, and five years with the Red Sox, including the 2018 World Series. title.
As such, Dombrowski is the only executive in MLB history to lead four different franchises to pennants.
He won’t be adding a fifth team anytime soon, as the Phillies locked him up until 2027.