Phillies extends chief executive officer Dave Dombrowski’s contract through 2027 after the World Series kicks off

The Philadelphia Phillies named Dave Dombrowski chief of baseball operations in December of 2020 and he’s now locked in all the way through 2027. The Phillies announced a three-year contract extension for Dombrowski — who was previously signed through 2024 — on Tuesday morning.

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

As Middleton noted, the Phillies had a playoff run that led them to the World Series last season. Since the now 66-year-old Dombrowski took over, the Phillies have gone 82-80 in 2021 and 87-75 last season with a surprisingly science run.

After a poor start last season, Dombrowski fired coach Joe Girardi and watched as Rob Thompson took over and had his team play at a 95-win pace the rest of the season, despite Bryce Harper missing much of the season after a stray foul. Pitch broke his thumb. Along the way, Dombrowski made some good moves, such as acquiring quarterback Brandon Marsh and starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard via trade before a deadline.

“I’m excited to sign a contract extension with the Phillies,” said Dombrowski. “This is an amazing organization and I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by such tremendous individuals. We have made great strides in many areas of baseball operations over the past two years, and I am committed to building on them to shape a championship organization for the City and our amazing fan base.

“I would like to express my gratitude to John Middleton for giving me this opportunity. He is an amazing owner and very excited to bring the World Series back to Philadelphia, and I look forward to the challenge of achieving that goal. Plus, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how well the Middleton and Buck families are. With the staff at our organization and how much they appreciate our passionate fans, they make Philadelphia a very special place.”

This is Dombrowski’s fifth stop as general manager or president of baseball operations. He started with the Expos in 1988. He later had a nine-year stint with the Marlins that included the 1997 World Series championship, 14 years with the Tigers that included two AL pennants and five years with the Red Sox that included the 2018 World Series title.

As such, Dombrowski is the only executive in MLB history to lead four different pennant franchises.

He won’t be adding a fifth team anytime soon, with the Phillies locking him up until 2027.

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