Could Red Sox Sign Big Front Office Free Agent?
While that news has left the Boston brass looking for a new member to fill a large void, that person may have just slid onto the market, in the form of former Detroit Tigers president and General Manager Dave Dombrowski.
Dombrowski, who acted as president and GM for the Tigers for 14 seasons, led the team to two World Series appearances and four straight division titles. On Tuesday, with the club scuffling through the final months of the season, Dombrowski's release was made public.
While an initial report from ESPN claimed that the Red Sox are not planning on pursuing Dombrowski as a candidate to replace Lucchino, a move in that direction not only makes some sense but could help Boston get back to its winning ways.
Dombrowski, who won a World Series title in 1997 with the then Florida Marlins before transforming Detroit into a perennial powerhouse, might also like the chance to step up to a higher level position which he could do with a move up to Bean town.
For now, this move seems like a possible improbability but with all of the issues Boston's faced in the past few years, maybe a big free agent signing in the front office could be the move that helps a formerly dominant team return to form.