Theo Epstein, who helped end the franchise's decades-long championship drought by winning two titles, bailed after the 2011 season to go to the Chicago Cubs. His replacement, Ben Cherington, who won a World Series in his second season on the job, was nudged aside two and a half years later in favor of Dombrowski.
And now, a mere 11 months after leading the Sox to a championship and a record-setting 108-win season, Dombrowski is out, too.
That's hardly the kind of stability to which a franchise aspires. It's simply not a good look to be changing general managers -- or their titular equivalents -- every three or four seasons. It suggests chaotic leadership at the top and frequent philosophic shifts.