It goes without saying that the Boston Red Sox’s 2019 season hasn’t quite gone as expected. After winning the World Series in 2018, the perennial AL East contenders find themselves out of playoff contention and struggling this season.
On Monday, the Red Sox decided to make a change in hopes of reinvigorating the team for next season, firing team president Dave Dombrowski just a year after he constructed a team that won the World Series.
The move marks a radical change in the direction of the Red Sox, who had entrusted Dombrowski with the vast majority of their baseball operations decisions since hiring him in winter of 2015.
Dombrowski’s Red Sox won the AL East in each of his first three seasons at the helm of the team’s baseball operations. Their biggest triumph was the 2018 World Series title, which they won after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 4-1 series romp.
Many were surprised that Dombrowski, who has served as the head of baseball operations for the Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, and Red Sox in a career that has spanned four decades, was let go despite this year’s disappointing results.
Now, Boston will look to bring in a new voice to lead their team forward in the future.