The Phillies appear to be close to hiring their new leader of baseball operations.
According to a baseball source who confirmed an initial report by Jayson Stark of The Athletic, the Phillies are deep in talks with Dave Dombrowski, a two-time World Series-winning executive.
Dombrowski’s name surfaced as a potential candidate in October, shortly after Matt Klentak was stripped of his general manager duties. At the time, Dombrowski did not appear to be a serious candidate because he was involved in a group trying to land an expansion franchise in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Phillies interviewed former Marlins executive Michael Hill, Dodgers executive Josh Byrnes and Twins executive Thad Levine for the position in recent weeks.
Dombrowski, 64, is former general manager of the Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox. He won a World Series in Florida and Boston and an American League pennant in Detroit. He was most recently GM of the Red Sox from 2015 to 2019. The Red Sox won the World Series in 2018 and he was fired late in the 2019 season.