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Red Sox fire chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom

Chaim Bloom

(Barry Chin / Boston Globe)

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(Barry Chin / Boston Globe)

Red Sox fire chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom

Roughly an hour ahead of their day-night doubleheader against the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox have fired chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom, ESPN’s Jeff Passan was first to report Thursday.

The organization’s principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and president and CEO Sam Kennedy informed Bloom of the decision, per the Red Sox press release.

“While parting ways is not taken lightly, today signals a new direction for our club,” Henry said via release. “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.”

The team also announced that Kennedy will be available to credentialed media prior to Thursday’s first leg of the doubleheader.

Bloom was hired after the 2019 season to replace Dave Dombrowski, who was also fired midseason by the Red Sox front office, one season after putting together a historically great 2018 squad that ultimately won the World Series.

Boston went 267-262 (.505) in Bloom’s tenure with one postseason appearance in 2021, when it came two games shy of their second World Series appearance in four seasons, losing to the Houston Astros in six games.

Bloom did a good job building up the Red Sox’s farm system; according to MLB Pipeline, they have four top-100 prospects–three of which were drafted by Bloom–and own the third-best farm system in baseball, according to FanGraphs.

Though Bloom’s tenure won’t likely be looked at fondly by fans, trading Mookie Betts to the Dodgers for cents on the dollar, letting key bats like Xander Bogaerts and Kyle Schwarber walk without reputable replacements combined with the pitching staff (mostly the rotation) failing to improve over time.

Here’s what our Don Trey Daubert thinks of Bloom’s firing (spoiler: he might be the happiest person on earth).

Was this a good move? Bad move? Let us know in the comments!

This is a breaking news story. Stay tuned for updates.


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