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September 9, 2019
The Boston Red Sox announced that they have parted ways with president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski. Assistant GMs Eddie Romero, Zak Scott, and Brian O’Halloran will take over as the heads of the baseball ops department for the remainder of the season.
Just last fall that the Red Sox captured a World Series championship with one of the best teams in recent baseball history, winning 108 regular-season games and then rolling through the playoffs with an 11-3 record.
Dombrowski also put together the Marlins team that won the 1997 Series, and captured two American League pennants with the Tigers in 2006 and 2012.
Multiple issues surrounded the 2019 Red Sox, which were seemingly enough for upper management to decide that a change was needed. For one, the team exceeded the upper level of the luxury tax ($237M) in 2018, and are again in position to exceed the new upper threshold of $246M this season. The Red Sox have a projected luxury tax number of over $257.7M, putting them in line to face another maximum penalty a 75 percent tax on the overage, as well as a drop of ten spots for their highest pick of the 2020 draft.