Former Tiger relief pitcher signs with Philadelphia Phillies
Two former Detroit Tigers will be reunited in Philadelphia for the 2022 season as relief pitcher Corey Knebel has reportedly signed a 1-year, $10M contract with the Phillies. 39 overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft when he served as general manager of the Detroit Tigers from 2002-15. Dombrowski later traded Knebel to the Texas Rangers in a trade to acquire reliever Joakim Soria on July 23, 2014. A year later, Knebel was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers, where he developed into an All-Star-caliber relief pitcher. The group lost former closer Hector Neris via free agency early this offseason when he signed a contract with the Houston Astros.mlive.com
Biggest Detroit sports trades in last 20 years: Is Matthew Stafford deal No. 1?
Matthew Stafford, Miguel Cabrera, Dominik Hasek, Chauncey Billups and Justin Verlander have been involved in some of the biggest trades in modern Detroit sports history. DETROIT – The Detroit Lions made one of the biggest moves in franchise history over the weekend, sending quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Rams in exchange for another former No. AdAug. 31, 2017: Tigers trade Justin Verlander to Houston Astros for Franklin Perez, Jake Rogers, Daz CameronIn many ways, the Verlander trade is the Tigers’ equivalent of the Stafford trade. So, considering all these moves, where does the Stafford trade rank? In terms of immediate reactions, the Stafford trade is probably the biggest.
New Phillies boss Dombrowski plans retool, not rebuild
This screengrab from a Zoom call shows David Dombrowski, the Philadelphia Phillies' new president of baseball operations, during a Zoom call Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (Zoom via AP)Dave Dombrowski wants to win again sooner rather than later. So he finalized a deal Friday to become the Philadelphia Phillies’ president of baseball operations, convinced the team is not far from its first World Series title since 2008. Phillies president Andy MacPhail called again Saturday, and Dombrowski said he was told of the nebulous expansion timetable by MLB on Monday and Tuesday. “It was John reaching out and really trying to make me part of the Phillies organization,” Dombrowski said.
Ex-Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski is back in baseball again
It didn’t take long for former Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski to get back in the game. The Philadelphia Phillies are on the verge of hiring Dombrowski, 64, to be their new president of baseball operations, according to multiple reports. The Phillies have hired longtime major league executive David Dombrowski as the club’s first-ever president of baseball operations. pic.twitter.com/8lqlw48Yzt — Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) December 11, 2020Dombrowski was the Tigers’ GM from 2002-2015 and was previously served in the top role with the Montreal Expos and Florida Marlins. The Tigers have had only one winning season since then, but Avila was given a contract extension in 2019 by Tigers controlling owner Christopher Ilitch.mlive.com
AP sources: Phillies hiring Dombrowski to lead baseball ops
His next challenging project: a Philadelphia Phillies team that's gone nine years without a winning record. Dombrowski is set to join the Phillies as president of baseball operations, according to two people familiar with the decision. He said in October he would be willing to step aside sooner to make way for a new baseball operations boss. The 64-year-old Dombrowski has led baseball operations for four teams over more than three decades in the majors, taking a trio of franchises to the World Series. He joined the Red Sox as president of baseball operations the following August and made a number of key acquisitions — including ace Chris Sale, slugger J.D.
From West Michigan to World Series: The Tigers' trade that sent Willy Adames to Tampa
A lot has changed in the six years since the Tigers sent Adames to the Tampa Bay Rays. A new Willi is the Tigers’ shortstop of the future (at least for now). The Tigers sent Adames and left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly to the Rays and outfielder Austin Jackson to the Seattle Mariners. The Rays sent Price to the Tigers. Just as the Tigers had expected, Price helped lead the Tigers to the 2014 World Series championship.mlive.com
Boston Red Sox part ways with baseball boss Dave Dombrowski
The Boston Red Sox parted ways Sunday with president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski less than a year after winning the World Series. Red Sox spokesman Kevin Gregg made the announcement following a 10-5 loss to the New York Yankees that dropped the defending champions 17 games behind their longtime AL East rivals. The Red Sox followed with three straight AL East titles a first in franchise history, winning a club-record 108 games last season and their fourth World Series since 2004. From the start of Dombrowski's tenure on Aug. 18, 2015, through the beginning of this season, the Red Sox had posted a major-league best 320-210 (.604) record. "I just found out, so, surprised and shocked obviously," said Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who was hired as a rookie manager by Dombrowksi before the 2018 season.