The Red Sox lost on Sunday night, but that was far from the most eventful thing to happen in the wee hours of the morning. Immediately after the loss to the Yankees, it was announced that the team had “parted ways” with Dave Dombrowski.
Red Sox announce they are “parting ways” with Dombrowski.— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) September 9, 2019
I mean.....wow. I really am at a loss for words right now. There had been whispers of this possibly happening for a few months now, but at the very earliest I figured it would happen at the end of the season. That they are firing — and let’s call it what it is — Dombrowski at this point in the year is major.
It has obviously been a disappointing season for the Red Sox, and a lot of it can be blamed on moves and non-moves made the President of Baseball Operations. The bullpen hurt them early on after it was a clear hole that went unaddressed in the winter. They could have made a few changes from last year but decided to roll it back, and that ultimately came back to bite them. How much of the blame for this year should go on Dombrowski is up to the individual, but clearly the Red Sox organization felt it was significant.
As I was typing this, it was reported by Jeff Passan of ESPN that Eddie Romero will be taking over as President of Baseball Operations.
BREAKING: Dave Dombrowski is out as president of the Boston Red Sox. Assistant general manager Eddie Romero will take over as head of baseball operations.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 9, 2019
Romero has been in the organization since 2006, serving most recently as the teams Assistant General Manager.
We’ll have more on this in the morning. Right now I’m mostly at a loss for words.
Or, more accurately, a clarification. The Red Sox have not made a long-term decision for their front office. Romero, along with Brian O’Halloran and Zack Scott, are in place on an interim basis.
I'm told the Red Sox **have not** selected a new head of baseball operations.— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) September 9, 2019
Assistant GMs Brian O'Halloran, Eddie Romero and Zack Scott will run baseball ops through the end of the season.