Dave Dombrowski on D&K: Recent report questioning future in Boston had 'no inside information'

Nick Friar
August 21, 2019 - 12:55 pm
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Despite what happened last year, Dave Dombrowski’s future with the Red Sox has been brought into question as a result of the team’s disappointing 2019. Even though he has a contract for next year and has had some level of success in each year since he joined the organization, the 2019 struggles seem to be too much for some to get past.

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Among said group is the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy, who recently wrote, “I’ll be shocked if Dave Dombrowski is back with the Red Sox next season.” He also wrote Dombrowski has “increasingly isolated himself,” and the Red Sox president of baseball operations has “few friends inside Fenway’s walls.”

When asked about the story during his appearance on Dale & Keefe as part of the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon, Dombrowski made something clear: he doesn’t read Shaughnessy.

“First of all, I’ve learned now throughout my time period that there’s just some writers I don’t read their articles,” Dombrowski said. “That’s a better way to do it, so you don’t know what they say at times. You hear about it through the grapevine. But it isn’t just related to me, it’s related to other things throughout the time period I’ve been here. When you see the criticisms of Bill Belichick, for example, on a regular basis, it’s kind of like, geez, if he’s not a good a coach I don’t know who is. So I give the coaches, the people, the benefit of the doubt.”

Now, Shaughnessy didn’t specifically cite a source or multiple sources in the pieces. Though mentioning how Dombrowski handles himself behind closed doors leads one to believe Shaughnessy was given information about where the Red Sox president of baseball operations stands within the organization.

Dombrowski flat out said, “there’s no inside information,” behind what was written.

“The people that make that type of decision are John Henry, Tom Werner (and) Mike Gordon, and I know they’re not getting information from them,” he added.