Boston Red Sox owner John Henry will not let the architect of the 2018 World Series be a lame duck for long.
Speaking to the Boston Globe's Jason Mastrodonato, Henry made it clear that it wouldn't make sense for Dombrowski to go into the final year of his contract without a new agreement, so the two sides should come to terms this year.
John Henry on Dave Dombrowski, who signed a five-year contract with the Red Sox in 2015: "This day in age it probably doesn't make sense for your general manager to go into his final year without a contract, so that would mean something should happen this year.— Jason Mastrodonato (@JMastrodonato) February 18, 2019
The Sox have had significant success under Dombrowski since he joined the team in 2015. The team is 319-210 in the regular season and 12-9 in the postseason since his hiring, including a World Series title in the most recent October.
Dombrowski's choice to hire Alex Cora to replace manager John Farrell was obviously a great move, as it helped net the Red Sox said title.
Dave Dombrowski’s Boston Red Sox contract expires after 2020; John Henry says about extension ‘something should happen this year’ https://t.co/wRBRlY0xzb— Christopher Smith (@SmittyOnMLB) February 18, 2019
The 62-year-old Dombrowski's moves have mostly worked out, though it remains to be seen how David Price's massive contract will look down the road and how the emptying of Boston's farm system in an effort to put the best product on the field right now will affect the team's future.
That being said, fans of the Red Sox likely won't have any complaints if the team decides to re-up on a contract with Dombrowski. You can't really argue with success.