OKBET allsports – The Philadelphia Phillies have extended Dave Dombrowski‘s contract as president of baseball operations after the team’s successful postseason run.
Dombrowski’s contract with the organization was extended by three years on Tuesday, the team’s announcement said. The new deal will take him through the 2027 season.
After the 2020 campaign, the Phillies front management was unsure of what the future held. After five years as general manager, Matt Klentak has resigned.
For nine years in a row, the team has failed to make the playoffs or have a winning record.
In 2020 December, Dombrowski inked a four-year, $20 million deal to lead the Phillies’ baseball operations. He had just left the general office of the Boston Red Sox (2002-15) and the Detroit Tigers (2002-15), where he had been quite successful (2015-19).
From 2006-2014, the Tigers reached the playoffs five times, twice reaching the World Series. Both Miguel Cabrera and Max Scherzer came to Detroit thanks to transactions orchestrated by Dombrowski.
During the 2015 postseason, Dombrowski parted ways with the Tigers and began working for the Red Sox. He took a bold approach by doing things like dealing for Chris Sale and signing free agent J.D. Martinez. The Red Sox were successful as a result of the trades completed in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
With 108 victories in 2018, the club set a new franchise record and went on to win the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It has been two years of continuing aggressive spending by Dombrowski since he took over the Phillies. He forked out a hefty sum in January 2021 to re-sign J.T. Realmuto (five years, $115.5 million).
Last summer, the Phillies spent $79 million on Kyle Schwarber for four years and $100 million on Nick Castellanos for five years. Those changes paid off, as the squad qualified for the postseason in 2022 for the first time in 11 years.
The Phillies, who only won 87 games during the regular season, advanced to the World Series for the first time since 2009 by going 9-2 in the first three rounds of the playoffs. They were swept by the Houston Astros in six games.