Thursday, November 02, 2006

Dombrowski Extended Through 2011

The Tigers made the most important move of the winter today by extending general manager Dave Dombrowski's contract 4 more years through 2011. Locking up the man who built the 2006 American League Champions as well as a foundation for the future can only be viewed as good news. Unlike his past experience in Florida, he wont be forced by his owner to tear apart his team just when it become successful:
Dombrowski had another year remaining on the contract he signed when he joined the club after the 2001 season, having served as president and GM with the Florida Marlins since 1991. He won a World Series in Florida in 1997, then had to dismantle much of the roster the next year, denying the team a chance to repeat.
He'll get a chance to build the Tiger organization even further and that should be very interesting to watch:
"We've been building here for a while," Dombrowski said. "We're not done by any means, but now we're at a point where we have a solid organization."

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