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The Wind Up: A New Era in Detroit

This week marked the end of an era in Detroit while Zack Greinke proved that even when he’s less than stellar on the mound, he can provide plenty of support. And of course, as we roll towards the middle of August we notice the predictable things like the Mets being in first place while Brewers fans have something to be excited about. Wait, what? Dave Dombrowski Done In professional...
Via The Sports Post
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers promote David Chadd to assistant general manager

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have promoted David Chadd to assistant general manager. In other moves announced Friday, general manager Al Avila promoted Scott Bream to vice president of player personnel, Sam Menzin to director of baseball operations and John Westhoff to general counsel. All four men have worked in the team's front office for at least four years. Avila became...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers promote David Chadd to assistant general manager

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers have promoted David Chadd to assistant general manager. In other moves announced Friday, general manager Al Avila promoted Scott Bream to vice president of player personnel, Sam Menzin to director of baseball operations and John Westhoff to general counsel. All four men have worked in the team's front office for at least four years. Avila became general...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dombrowski A Top Candidate To Take Over As Jays’ President

Want to bet that Edward Rogers straightened up in his chair and looked up two or three times to confirm the news yesterday on television, the radio or on a website. Rogers was probably gloating a bit. “Here’s another candidate I can consider for Paul Beeston’s job,’’ Rogers was probably saying under his breath. After a run of close to 14 years with the Detroit Tigers, Dave...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Would YOU Rather: Usher in the new era with Al Avila or stick with Dombrowski?

With Dave Dombrowski’s ouster as Tigers team president and general manager, was it time for the team to move in a new direction with Al Avila? Perhaps though Tigers owner Mike Ilitch and the rest of the upper brass with the team made an emotional decision to dismiss Dombrowski? Let us know what you think below… Would YOU have rather had the Tigers usher in a new era with Al...
Via The Majors Detroit
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers’ win-now approach seemed to push out 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...
Via The Outside Corner
22 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski: Good bye and good riddance

We as fans of the Detroit Tigers have become complacent. Just being competitive is now okay with the vast majority of fans here in Detroit. Instead of aiming and demanding to win the World Series every year, we as fans are okay with just making the playoffs. That is pathetic. Yes, the Detroit Tigers were un-watchable from the last 1980’s until the mid 2000’s. We as Tigers fans...
Via The Majors Detroit
22 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...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Dave Dombrowski’s Achilles Heel

Just days after completing a pair of trades, sending both David Price and Yoenis Cespedes out of town for five pitching prospects, Dave Dombrowski was “released from his contract” by Tigers owner Mike Ilitch. The timing of the move was perhaps more surprising than the end result, as Dombrowski’s contract expired at the end of the season, and Jon Paul Morosi had speculated that...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski out as Tigers GM

The Detroit Tigers announced changes to the structure of their front office today, as general manager Dave Dombrowski has been released of his contract, and assistant general manager Al Avila becomes executive vice president of baseball operations, and general manager. The Tigers issued the following statement: “The Detroit Tigers announced today that assistant General Manager...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski Out As Detroit Tigers GM/President In Surprising Move

This embed is invalid" /> DETROIT — Dave Dombrowski is out as president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers, ending a run of nearly 14 seasons in which he helped turn the franchise from an afterthought into one of the American League’s powerhouses. The Tigers announced the move Tuesday. Dombrowski, who was in the last season of his contract, is being...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers dismiss team president and general manager Dave Dombrowski

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. The post Tigers dismiss team president and general manager Dave Dombrowski appeared first on The Majors Sports Network.
Via The Majors National
23 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
23 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dombrowski out as Tigers GM; Avila promoted as replacement

The Detroit Tiger have announced that general manager Dave Dombrowski has been released from his duties. In a statement, Tigers owner Mike Ilitch said: "I’ve decided to release Dave from his contract in order to afford him time to pursue other career opportunities." The Tigers added that Al Avila has been promoted to Executive VP of Baseball Operations and GM. Dombrowski was named...
Via Fox Sports
23 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: sell now, or else…

Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski has had a tremendous run of success in the Motor City. Nobody can argue that. He maneuvered his roster in such a way that the Tigers appeared in two World Series’ and are now in the final stages of watching an impressive four year playoff streak come crashing down. Three things are very clear to me just two days before the trade deadline...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Let's Go Shopping: Soon-To-Be Trade Deadline Buyers

With only a few days to go before July 31 and the MLB trading deadline, many teams find themselves at a quagmire with regards to their seasons. For example, a team like the Seattle Mariners finds itself with one of the worst records in the American League while simultaneously only eight games out of the second Wild Card spot with approximately 70 games left to play. Similarly...
Via The Sports Quotient
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: They’ll sell, but probably not until the last minute

Various conflicting reports have surfaced over the past few weeks regarding what the Detroit Tigers‘ are planning on doing at this year’s July 31 trade deadline. At first, it was widely believed the Tigers would be “buyers” at the deadline to try and give 86-year-old owner Mike Ilitch one last shot at winning a World Series ring. Then on Wednesday July 21, USAToday reported...
Via isportsweb.com
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

By selling now, Tigers could buy into brighter future soon

The Detroit Tigers have operated with a single-minded philosophy since the franchise's boom period began in 2006. Owner Mike Ilitch has authorized payrolls well in excess of Detroit's market size, while president/general manager Dave Dombrowski used the generous budget to acquire stars like Miguel Cabrera, Max Scherzer and David Price. The stated mission has been to win a World Series...
Via Fox Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Belief is Detroit Tigers will be sellers at the trade deadline

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) Reality may soon be setting in for the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, sources inside and outside the Detroit Tigers organization familiar with the teams situation believe they’ll raise the white flag in just about ten days and sell away their highest commodities. The Tigers, barring a veto from...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dombrowski could be on his way out with the Tigers

Could the Dombrowski era soon be coming to an end in Detroit? According to speculation Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski could be on his way out of the Tigers front office come seasons end when his current contract is set to expire. FOX Sports sought comment from the Tigers executive but he (Dombrowski) declined to give any comment on his status with the team...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers should accept reality and become trade deadline sellers

Please indulge me as I begin this post with a qualifier: As someone who’s covered the Detroit Tigers and grew up rooting for them, I understand how this team has operated under Mike Ilitch’s ownership and Dave Dombrowski’s tenure as president and general manager. I realize that most of the following column will be hypothetical. Going into Tuesday’s play, the Tigers are...
Via The Outside Corner
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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