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Dombrowski: Exit from Tigers wasn’t mutual

Former Tigers executive Dave Dombrowski finally spoke out Wednesday, a day after it was announced he would be dismissed from his position with the team. In comments made to Joel Sherman with the New York Post, Dombrowski mentioned that the decision made by Tigers owner Mike Ilitch to ‘move in a new direction’ wasn’t a mutual one. Dombrowski said not mutual decision Ilitch...
Via The Majors Detroit
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Strangely, Tigers’ win-now approach seemed to push out Dave Dombrowski

Can something be shocking, yet not a surprise at the same time? That’s generally how I felt when news broke that Detroit Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski had been “released from his contract” on Tuesday. Dombrowski was in the final year of his deal, and while the Tigers not appearing to offer an extension seemed curious, it was entirely possible that after...
Via Bloguin Best
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers change GM, new era begins

With the Detroit Tigers in the midst of a “reboot” and  General Manager, Dave Dombrowski nearing the end of his contract, the Tigers, in a shocking move, decided to release Dombrowski from his contract and promote his right hand man, Al Avila. Detroit Tigers Dombrowski was has hired by owner, Mike Ilitch in 2002. He built the Tigers up from a fourth place team to a World Series...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski Out in Detroit

In a move that seemingly came out of nowhere, Tigers owner Mike Ilitch has announced today that the team has released Dave Dombrowski from his contract so he can pursue other opportunities elsewhere. Assistant GM Al Avila was promoted to replace him as General Manager of the team, effective immediately. Dombrowski wasn’t under contract past this year, so there have been rumors...
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski Out As Detroit Tigers GM

The Detroit Tigers today announced that Dave Dombrowski has been replaced as General Manager by Assistant GM Al Avila. Avila takes over as executive vice president of baseball operations and will assume all responsibilities related to baseball operations of the club. He will report directly to Tigers Owner Mike Ilitch. “I would like to thank Dave […]
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers dismiss Dave Dombrowski, promote Al Avila

Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE The Detroit Tigers have reportedly released team president and general manager from his contract after 14-years with the team according to a statement from team owner Mike Ilitch. Mike Ilitch statement: "I’ve decided to release Dave from his contract in order to afford him time to pursue other career opportunities." — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi...
Via The Majors Detroit
25 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Ilitch organization announce new Red Wings arena plans

Sunday marked a big day for Mike Ilitch and his business and sports conglomerate when the plans for the new Red Wings arena/district were made public. The $650M dollar projected project (which will be financed by roughly 60-percent of public dollars) will sit in the Cass Corridor district of Detroit stretching all the way up to the FOX Town area through Comerica Park onto Brush Street...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings owners unable to attend Lidstrom ceremony

DETROIT -- There will be a couple of very important empty seats Thursday night when the Red Wings retire Nick Lidstrom's No. 5 jersey in a special ceremony. Owners Mike and Marian Ilitch are unable to attend. In a statement, Mike Ilitch said: "While Marian and I would love to be there, we won't be at tomorrow's jersey retirement for Nick Lidstrom. This past year, I had a medical...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Regner: Ilitch will do whatever it takes to win World Series

As the offseason turns to the Grapefruit League season, the perception among some Tiger fans remains that the team decided to go on the cheap, dumping salaries to slash payroll. Although I continue to struggle with the Doug Fister trade, begrudgingly, I'm willing to give it some time to see if it benefits the team in the long run. Shedding Prince Fielder -- although the Tigers are...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Morosi: Winter Classic perfect chance to cheer Detroit icon Ilitch

On New Year's Day, more than 100,000 people are expected to gather at America's largest football stadium to watch a hockey game. It will be a spectacle, because of the setting (Michigan Stadium), the ancient rivals (the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs), the prospect of a world-record crowd, the sheer curiosity in the sports version of a hey-wouldn't-this-be-cool 1 a.m....
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

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