Here is a look at the Red Sox chain of command after Larry Lucchino’s departure and Dave Dombrowski’s arrival:
John Henry (principal owner), Tom Werner (chairman), Michael Gordon (president of Fenway Sports Group).
Analysis: With Larry Lucchino stepping down as CEO and president, the new Big Three are Henry, Werner and the reclusive Gordon. Werner could assume a more public role.
Sam Kennedy (team president), Dave Dombrowski (president of baseball operations).
Analysis: Kennedy will run the business side and Dombrowski the baseball side. Dombrowski will have full control of baseball decisions and report directly to ownership.
Jonathan Gilula (executive vice president of business affairs), David Beeston (vice president of corporate strategy and special counsel), General manager TBA.
Analysis: Gilula and Beeston are Kennedy’s top people. Dombrowski will hire a GM who will help run day-to-day operations. Former Atlanta Braves GM Frank Wren is a candidate.
Analysis: When Ben Cherington ousted, much of the staff could change. International scouting director Eddie Romero has done strong work, as have some others. But expect widespread changes.
Analysis: Manager John Farrell and his coaching staff have no guarantees of returning. Dombrowski reached out to Farrell, who is undergoing treatments for Stage 1 lymphoma, and wished him well. But new administrations typically want new managers and coaches.
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