After beginning a partial "reboot" of the Detroit Tigers, which included sending David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays, president, CEO, and general manager Dave Dombroski finds himself booted out of office, according an official release by the Tigers.
.@Tigers promote assistant GM Al Avila to Executive VP of Baseball Operations and GM. Dave Dombrowski released from his contract.— MLB (@MLB) August 4, 2015
Via MLB Trade Rumors, the announcement came from owner Mike Illich, who stated that he had "decided to release Dave from his contract in order to afford him the time to pursue other career opportunities." Dombrowski's contract was set to expire at the end of this season. The way the statement was written may suggest that ownership may have realized that Dombrowski was not likely to re-sign with the club.
These "other career opportunities" could very well be the soon-to-be-vacant position of president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays with their failure to replace Paul Beeston with Dan Duquette last offseason. Could Rogers be looking at another "DD" for that position?
Other clubs who might be looking at Dombrowski could include the Angels (as long as Mike Scioscia approves), and the Red Sox, who might seek a reboot of their own after two poor seasons.