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Expect Dave Dombrowski to stick around for a while

Rob Bradford
December 04, 2018 - 7:27 am

Just before boarding the Duck Boats for the Red Sox' championship parade principal owner John Henry discussed the future of the guy who helped build the World Series champs, Dave Dombrowski.

"We’re running out of time with Dave Dombrowski as well," Henry said. "There are a lot of things to discuss this winter."

The Red Sox do have some time when it comes to Dombrowski's current deal, which is the final two seasons of a five-year agreement. But that was also the case with manager Alex Cora who the organization inked to an extension last month.

It's why, according to sources, there have been at least some discussions with Dombrowski about extending his stay with the Red Sox beyond the 2020 season.

While the president of baseball operations wouldn't discuss his contract status when meeting with the media Monday night at the release of the team's 2018 documentary, he did confirm that retirement wasn't part of the 62-year-old's thought process.

"I don’t really have a timetable," Dombrowski said when asked how long he wanted to continue in his current role. "I enjoy what I’m doing. I feel healthy. I like what I do. I’ll probably do it for the foreseeable future but I don’t have a date on it. I don’t think I’ll be doing it in 20 years, but we’ll see."

In each of his three full seasons with the Red Sox Dombrowski's clubs have made the postseason, of course winning the World Series in its last go-round. During that span the Sox have gone a combined 306-201.

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