Phillies extend Dombrowski’s contract

November 22nd, 2022

The Phillies have extended the contract of President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski for three years, taking him through the 2027 season, Managing Partner John Middleton announced today.

This past season, Dombrowski’s second with the organization, the Phillies qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2011, ending a 10-year playoff drought, and captured the club’s eighth National League pennant. In baseball history, he is the only head of a baseball operations department to lead four different franchises to the World Series and he is only one of five general managers to have won a World Series title with two different teams.

“We are extremely pleased that Dave has agreed to continue to lead our baseball operations department through the 2027 season,” said Middleton. “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.”

“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 December 2020, Dombrowski, 66, was hired as the Phillies’ first-ever president of baseball operations. Prior to arriving in Philadelphia, he headed up the baseball operations departments for the Montreal Expos (1988-91), Florida Marlins (1991-2001), Detroit Tigers (2001-15) and Boston Red Sox (2015-19). He constructed world championship teams in both Florida (1997) and Boston (2018) and won two American League pennants with Detroit (2006, 2012).

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.