Dombrowski
Dave Dombrowski built a roster that reached the World Series, and now he is reaping the reward with a new deal to remain in Philadelphia. 

The Phillies extended Dombrowski's contract on Tuesday for three years, taking him through the 2027 season. Dombrowski, the first-ever president of baseball operations in organization history, helped the Phillies to the postseason for the first time since 2011, ending a 10-year playoff drought while capturing the club’s eighth National League pennant. 

“We are extremely pleased that Dave has agreed to continue to lead our baseball operations department through the 2027 season,” managing partner John Middleton said in a statement. “His astute knowledge of the game and keen eye for talent set us on a path to win the National League pennant. I firmly believe that under his stewardship, we will reach our ultimate goal.” 

Dombrowski made the decision to fire manager Joe Girardi in June and elevated Rob Thomson from bench coach to skipper. That decision turned around the season and put the Phillies on a trajectory to the postseason. 

The 66-year-old Dombrowski was hired in December 2020 following stints with Montreal, Boston, Detroit, and Miami. 

“I am excited to sign a contract extension with the Phillies,” said Dombrowski. “This is a great organization and I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by such tremendous personnel. We have made significant strides in many areas of baseball operations over the last couple of years, and I am committed to building upon them to form a championship organization for the city and our incredible fan base. 

“I would like to express my gratitude to John Middleton for extending this opportunity to me. He is an amazing owner who is so eager to bring a world championship back to Philadelphia, and I look forward to the challenge of achieving that goal. Additionally, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how well the Middleton and Buck families treat the personnel in our organization and how much they appreciate our passionate fans. They make Philadelphia a very special place to be.” 

In his 33 years as a president or general manager, Dombrowski’s teams have made the playoffs 10 times, winning seven division titles, five pennants and two World Series. In his last 11 seasons, his clubs have gone 982-768 (.561), with eight playoff appearances, three pennants, and one World Series title.
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