One PS appearance in three years…Boston fires Bloom, opting for change
Failed to make the postseason in 2020-2022 after taking over in 2019
By Yoon Seo Park The Boston Red Sox have fired President of Baseball Operations Haim Bloom.
The Red Sox announced Bloom’s dismissal on Friday (Aug. 15) ahead of a doubleheader against the New York Yankees, MLB.com reported.
Bloom, who was named president of baseball operations in 2019, did not have a strong track record. The Red Sox finished in last place in the American League East in 2020 and 2022.
In 2021, the Red Sox made it to the American League Championship Series, but fell short in the World Series to the Houston Astros in a four-game series.
This year is no different. With a 74-72 record on the season, they are in fourth place in the American League East. The Red Sox are fifth in the wild card standings, making a postseason appearance unlikely.
Boston owner John Henry said in a press release, “This decision was not made lightly. It signals a new direction for our organization. Mr. Haim’s efforts to revitalize baseball’s infrastructure have helped set the stage for the future. We will now look to new leadership.”메이저사이트
Boston president Sam Kennedy said the search for Bloom’s successor could take some time. He said the on-field staff needs work, but he expects to keep Boston head coach Alex Cora on board next season.
Longtime Boston general manager Brian O’Halloran has been offered a new position in baseball operations.