Red Sox Reportedly Have Selected A Former Player To Succeed Chaim Bloom

The Boston Red Sox appear to have finally found their new leader of baseball operations after completing a very extensive search full of rejection and creativity.

 

“According to multiple industry sources, the team is believed to have offered the job to (Chicago) Cubs assistant GM and former Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow,” The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier reported Tuesday night. “While it has yet to be confirmed if he’s finalized the deal, sources expect Breslow will succeed Chaim Bloom as the next Red Sox head of baseball operations.”

 

 

Breslow has yet to accept but it would be quite a shock for a candidate to go all the way through multiple rounds of interviews and get offered the top job only to decline the position.

 

The former Red Sox reliever was able to prevail over a hefty list of candidates that included internal options Eddie Romero, Paul Toboni and Mike Groopman as well as former San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, Minnesota Twins general manager Thad Levine and former Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington.

 

 

Breslow’s work as the director of pitching for the Cubs could be deemed the top feather in his cap, as Chicago seemed to make serious strides under his leadership.

 

The Yale graduate also has a nice blend of being a seasoned executive and a former player. Bloom received criticism at times for not having a good grasp of what his players needed — fair or not — especially at the last two trade deadlines.

 

 

Not only can Breslow relate to the players in the clubhouse but has the competitive drive of a professional athlete, something that appeared to be lacking from the front office in years past.

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