Phillies in advanced talks to hire Dave Dombrowski as president of baseball operations, per report

The Philadelphia Phillies are in advanced stages of talks to hire Dave Dombrowski as their new president of baseball operations, The Athletic’s Jayson Stark reports. Matt Klentak stepped down after five years as the Phillies general manager following the 2020 season, and the franchise has yet to fill that vacancy. Phillies owner John Middleton approached Dombrowski about the job after two candidates withdrew their names from consideration, Stark reports. 

Dombrowski, 64, has been one of the most successful executives in MLB during his career. The Red Sox fired Dombrowski in 2019 after five years of running baseball ops, which resulted in the 2018 World Series championship. He also previously served as the general manager of the Montreal Expos (1987-1991), Florida Marlins (1993-2001) and the Detroit Tigers (2002-2015). Dombrowski also has a World Series ring with the Marlins and a pair of American League pennants with the Tigers.

The Phillies have been awfully quiet this winter after the NL East club finished the 2020 regular season 28-32 and in third place, missing the postseason for the ninth consecutive season.

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