Barring a miraculous stretch of play for the rest of the season, the Boston Red Sox will likely miss out on the postseason for the second consecutive season. And this led to them making a big decision in their front office on Thursday.
The Red Sox sit slightly above .500 for the season after winning the first of a doubleheader versus the New York Yankees on Thursday afternoon.
Given their history of success in recent years, mediocre play simply isn’t going to cut it in Boston. The Red Sox revealed in a statement Thursday afternoon that they have parted ways with Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom.
“While parting ways is not taken lightly, today signals a new direction for our club,” said Principal Owner John Henry. “Our organization has significant expectations on the field and while Chaim’s efforts in revitalizing our baseball infrastructure have helped set the stage for the future, we will today begin a search for new leadership.
“Everyone who knows Chaim has a deep appreciation and respect for the kind of person he is. His time with us will always be marked by his professionalism, integrity, and an unwavering respect for our club and its legacy.”
Bloom had been with the organization for the past four seasons, where the organization has only made the postseason one time.
Perhaps the biggest stain on his resume in Boston was the organization’s infamous trade of star outfielder Mookie Betts, who went on to play a big role in a Dodgers World Series Championship in 2020 and is an NL MVP candidate this year.
Regardless, the Red Sox are clearly looking to go in a different direction after their lack of success this season.