Dave Dombrowski makes MLB front-office history after Phillies win NL Pennant
Phillies President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski has made Major League Baseball history after the Phillies clinched their first NL Pennant since 2009 on Sunday.
Dave Dombrowski is now the only “general manager” in MLB history with four pennants on four different teams. The Phillies are also four wins away from making Dombrowski the first “GM” to win three World Series championships with three different teams.
Dave Dombrowski’s Success Over the Years
- NL Pennant with Florida Marlins
- 1 World Series with Florida Marlins
- 2 AL Pennants with Detroit Tigers
- 1 AL Pennant with Boston Red Sox
- 1 World Series with Boston Red Sox
- 1 NL Pennant with Philadelphia Phillies
Dombrowski is one of the most successful front-office personnel in the history of major league baseball, leaving almost no doubt in my mind that he’ll find his way to Cooperstown.
As the Phillies head to their first World Series since 2009, it’s important to acknowledge the decisions that Dave Dombrowski has made since he got to Philadelphia, especially this season.
Dombrowski signed two power-bats in Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos, rounding out our outfield/DH spot heading into the season. As the Phillies approached the trade deadline, moves needed to be made. The tendency over the years with the Phillies front office has been sitting on our own hands, but Dombrowski did the complete opposite of that.
Dave went and got Noah Syndergaard, who has now pitched multiple meaningful innings in the playoffs for the Phillies, in exchange for Mickey Moniak, the guy who was supposed to be the centerfielder of the future. He then went and got the true centerfielder of the future in Brandon Marsh, who’s elite glove has been on display since the second he got here.
You can never have enough bullpen arms, and although he hasn’t been as sharp since coming back to Philadelphia, getting David Robertson to solidify a dangerous 7/8/9 combination has gone miles for the Phillies, who have turned a dumpster fire 2020 bullpen into one of the games most elite.
Here’s what Dave Dombrowski had to say about Philly fans following last night’s win
The job is not done, but it’s damn sure getting closer to becoming reality. The Phillies are four wins away from becoming World Series Champions for just the 3rd time in their team’s history, while Dombrowski will continue to make history among the greats of front offices around the league.