In a lot of ways, this was a big year for Dave Dombrowski. Had the team failed under Jim Leyland, the blame for the Tigers woes would have probably been pointed at Dombrowski. Instead, he hit the jack pot and everything came together (just like he planned) and now the Tigers are locking him up as the team’s top exec. through 2011.
Not a bad move. Dombrowski has built up teams before. Now he’ll get the luxury of actually trying to keep a team at the top. All of his other teams (Expos, Marlins) were sold out from under him and I doubt Mike Ilitch would be doing that.