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Ten educated thoughts/guesses following Dombrowski hiring in Boston

After what he called a "whirlwind" courtship, David Dombrowski is the new president of baseball operations for the Boston Red Sox, just two weeks after being fired as president/GM of the Detroit Tigers. Upon his hiring, he reportedly tried to keep Ben Cherington on board as Boston's GM, but Cherington declined.

And since then, it has been a whirlwind for this writer (and others) trying to determine what this means for the Red Sox -- who will be affected, what the team's future will look like, etc. -- and there's plenty to either report or speculate about on that front.

With that, here are 10 thoughts related to Dombrowski's hiring, based on what I've been hearing and what I already know about Dombrowski and the Red Sox.

1. Dombrowski will hire a general manager, though he'll make the calls on all the hirings/firings/trades/free-agent signings. That's who he is and what he excels at, so regardless of who he places at GM, Dombrowski will be the man in charge.