Dombrowski says he plans on hiring a new general manager, which he offered the position to Ben Cherington, but he declined. The 59-year-old was hoping Cherington would stay, but now he has another decision to make to add to what has been a "whirlwind" couple of weeks.
Cherington was in his fourth season as the team's general manager, and had agreed to assist in the transition.
Dombrowski spoke highly of his new franchise, mentioning their will to win and the young talent they have to offer. The former Tigers' president will fly in from his home in Detroit for Wednesday's press conference.
He will reunite with John W. Henry, who purchased Dombrowski's Florida Marlins in 1998, and owned the team for four years. Henry stated that he has no doubt that Dombrowski is the right man for the job.
Dombrowski was fired by Detroit on August 4th, and was then contacted by Henry shortly after. They agreed to meet in Chicago after last week's owners' meeting, then in Boston for another meeting, and he accepted the offer on Sunday.
Dombrowski said that he met with two other teams about a job, but did not reveal who he spoke to. Unlike with the Tigers, he will not be a part of the business side with Boston.
The initial report after Dombrowski's firing was that the Red Sox were not pursuing him for a job. Henry attempted to get Dombrowski to follow him when he left Florida in 2001, but he was hired by the Tigers in 2002. The new president fired GM Randy Smith six games into the season, and took over GM responsibilities himself.
In Dombrowski's 14 years with the team, the Tigers made five playoff appearances, four straight American League Central titles, four ALCS appearances, two AL pennants, but never won a World Series. He now looks to bring similar success to a currently struggling Red Sox organization.