On Thursday afternoon, the Boston Red Sox made a surprising move that signals how they feel about the 2023 season and the direction of the franchise as a whole.
They dismissed chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom, according to MLB insider Jeff Passan.
While they hadn’t been a disaster and there were some positive takeaways from the current season, the ownership felt it was time to bring in someone with fresh ideas to the front office.
While it wasn’t completely out of the blue, you could say the baseball world was shocked upon hearing the news.
— Robbie Hyde (@gingersnaphyde) September 14, 2023
— Mordy (@MordyMilgraum) September 14, 2023
Perhaps the most eye-popping development is that the Red Sox didn’t want to wait until the end of the regular season.
They preferred to move a couple of weeks before the end of the regular season.
They made some statements by doing it now: they want to win in Boston and aren’t willing to wait a long period of time, especially after finishing last in the division in 2020 and 2022.
Evidently, the 2021 run in which Boston reached the AL Championship Series wasn’t enough for Bloom to retain his job.
Most Red Sox fans, however, seemed to want him gone.
They consider his stint as the person in charge of baseball decisions a failure.
Gasp. Fire Alex Cora next.
— The Skippers View (@TheSkippersView) September 14, 2023
Have to perform in any job. But, a position at this level is under a different type of microscope. Barely .500 doesn’t cut it in Boston. Not unexpected.
— Stogie OShea (@Stogie_Oshea) September 14, 2023
Others, however, think that ownership needs to be held accountable for mistakes, too.
L he cooked all offseason, ownership is the problem
— Yainer Diaz Enthusiast (@BrianStros) September 14, 2023
It’s still not clear if Boston will look to bring in someone from outside to fill the position, or if they will promote from within.
It’s clear that the team is looking for someoe who can deliver quicker, more effective results.NEXT: Red Sox Make Shocking Front Office Decision