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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bradford: The real reason Dave Dombrowski fired John Farrell | WEEI

It’s not complicated. John Farrell wasn’t Dave Dombrowski’s guy, and only one of them was leaving town.

The Red Sox president of baseball operations fired his manager Wednesday morning, offering meager crumbs of explanation during a morning press conference. But talking to players who witnessed the dynamic between the two over the course of the last seven months, it became pretty clear how we got here.

Players believed Dombrowski and Farrell didn’t get along. Whether their disagreements were worse than those between other president/GMs and managers, the clubhouse perception was that the head-butting had reached advanced levels. Once players form such a narrative among themselves, it becomes a problem. And it was.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:21 AM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: dave dombrowski, john farrell, red sox

Silverman: Dave Dombrowski is on the clock now | Boston Herald

Maybe they could use a guy who loses his mind once in a while (or feigns it). I’d like to see someone in the Maddon/Bannister/Hurdle/Lovullo mold, a guy who gets the numbers but who really connects with players emotionally. It’s a tall order, I know.

The John Farrell who departed is the same John Farrell who not only endured his share of barbs without losing his mind and temper (at least in public) but who also won a World Series and two division titles while managing a baseball team in Boston.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 12, 2017 at 08:18 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: dave dombrowski, red sox

Monday, August 07, 2017

Boston Red Sox director of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski always works to stay on the same page as ownership

Nice interview with Dave Dombrowski.

“I think I’ve probably have had as autonomous a career you can have as a general manager, president of baseball operations, whatever your title may be,” Dombrowski said. “But I think you’re always on the same page with your ownership. You need to be . . . If we were making an option of a player [to send him to the minors], I would not call [ownership] and consult with them, that’s a day-to-day operation. But if you are making a big acquisition for your club or even from philosophical perspective, what you’re going to try to attempt, you always try to keep them in the loop. They own the team. They’re interested. They entrust you to do your job, but you do keep them informed of what’s taking place. I would never make a big move, and never [have] through out my career [without keeping ownership informed]—and I’d say probably I don’t think there’s a general manager in the game that would make a big move that would be in a position where your ownership wouldn’t be aware it was taking place.”

Dombrowski said he always sits down with ownership heading into the trade deadline to say how he sees the club improving.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 07, 2017 at 12:09 PM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: dave dombrowski, general managers, red sox

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Mastrodonato: Dave Dombrowski ahead of the count on his trades with the Red Sox | Boston Herald

Jason Mastrodonato evaluates Dombrowski’s trades, so far. His timeline, however, is useless. We’ll see how things look 10 years from now.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 06, 2017 at 09:57 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: dave dombrowski, red sox

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Report: Red Sox ownership forbade Dombrowski from trading top prospects at deadline | WEEI

Two teams that dealt with the Red Sox leading up to the deadline got the distinct impression Dombrowski was not in a position to include any of the Red Sox’ top prospects in any deals. And, indeed, another industry source confirmed Red Sox’ upper management and ownership made it clear to Dombrowski the organization’s premier prospects were not to be dealt.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 03, 2017 at 02:21 PM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: dave dombrowski, red sox

 

 

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