If there's one thing you can say about Dave Dombrowski, it's that he always makes an impact.
Oftentimes that impact is visible on the field, where he's one of the most successful executives in baseball history. The Philadelphia Phillies' President of Baseball Operations is the first general manager in MLB history to guide four different teams to the World Series.
But perhaps more importantly, he makes a greater impact off the field, according to his former employee Brian Bannister.
Bannister, who worked under Dombrowski in the front office for the 2018 World Series champion Boston Red Sox, explained in detail what makes his old boss so successful. According to Bannister, a lot of it has to do with his "intangibles," so to speak, which include great people skills and communication habits.
Bannister's thoughtful tweets make it clear why Dombrowski is so loved and respected around the game. It also helps explain his impressive track record, as gets the most out of his personnel at all levels of the organization.
The Phillies are lucky to have him. After going a full decade without making the playoffs, they've managed to reach the World Series in just his second season at the helm. Even if they don't win it all, at least they're in good hands.
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