The Boston Red Sox fired chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom on Thursday, bringing an end to his four-season tenure with the team. This comes after the team proved highly inconsistent throughout Bloom’s tenure and now looks unlikely to grab a playoff berth this year.
Bloom joined the Red Sox in 2019 after the dismissal of general manager Dave Dombrowski. This came a year after Boston won its fourth World Series in 15 years. The chief baseball officer was viewed as a fresh change of pace from Dombrowski – while Dombrowski was a big spender, Bloom achieved small-market success with Tampa Bay, building a strong team from within.
Many Red Sox officials were surprised by the decision to axe Bloom. While the team’s performances have been inconsistent in recent years, numerous members of the organization believe that the franchise is on the rise and destined for a promising future.
“The decision was not made lightly or easily,” team president and CEO Sam Kennedy stated during a press conference. “We all know where we are in the standings. It’s a painful reality that fans feel as deeply as we do. Our fans deserve a winning, competitive team that consistently plays postseason baseball.”