The Boston Red Sox, not unlike the Los Angeles Angels, are now in free-fall mode to begin the month of August.
The team was relatively inactive this year at the trade deadline.
Since then, the Red Sox have lost four consecutive games and have fallen back to last place in the American League East.
The Red Sox do still have a winning record, but have begun to struggle in the month of August.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic pointed out how the Red Sox were quiet at the deadline, as well as how their lack of activity is currently affecting the team.
The Athletic posted an excerpt from one of Rosenthal’s recent stories on Twitter.
Chaim Bloom does many things well. But he hasn't performed proficiently at the trade deadline — yet, writes @Ken_Rosenthal.
Meanwhile, Boston's core is emerging.
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) August 7, 2023
Rosenthal criticized Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom for not doing a whole lot at the deadline.
The esteemed MLB writer notes that the trade deadline is an important time of the season, when teams in contention assess their rosters as do what they can to fix what has gone wrong in order to improve down the stretch.
However, Rosenthal also notes that Bloom has not yet been able to seize the moment during his tenure at the helm of the Red Sox.
Few bold moves have been made at trade deadlines since Bloom took over.
The biggest move he made was at the deadline in 2021, when he acquired Kyle Schwarber from the Washington Nationals.
However, Boston has been very selective at deadlines and in offseasons, not making many bold moves to trade or sign for key players.NEXT: Former MLB GM Criticizes Red Sox Ownership For Recent Failures