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Phillies Announce Major Front Office News After World Series Run

Tyler Maher
The Philadelphia Phillies announced some major front office news on Tuesday.
The Philadelphia Phillies announced some major front office news on Tuesday. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Philadelphia Phillies handed out a new contract on Tuesday, but not to a free agent.

Instead, the team announced that it had tacked on three more years to Dave Dombrowski's contract, extending Philadelphia's president of baseball operations through the 2027 season.

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The extension is a well-deserved reward for Dombrowski, who joined the Phillies in 2021 and immediately took them to the World Series the following year, helping them reach the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

By adding three years to Dombrowski's contract, Philadelphia has given him a full five-year window to build the team and try to win a championship over the next half-decade. He can now draft and plan accordingly, knowing that he'll still be in charge several years from now.

That was not the case during his last stop in Boston, where he was promptly fired less than a year after guiding the Red Sox to 108 regular-season wins and a championship in 2018. Whereas Boston wanted to go in a different (and cheaper) direction, Philadelphia clearly believes he is the right man for the job and has confidence in him leading the franchise going forward.

Dombrowski brought the Phillies to the brink of a title in 2022. Now, they're giving him some extra time to get them over the hump.

Philadelphia is currently tied for the sixth-best championship odds for 2023 (+1400) on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds.

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