The Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB) have fired President of Baseball Operations Hale Bloom, citing poor performance.
According to MLB.com and ESPN on Friday, the Red Sox decided to let go of Bloom, who took over in 2019.
The Red Sox finished at the bottom of the American League East in 2020 and 2022 under Bloom.
In 2021, the Red Sox made a dramatic run to the AL Wild Card 바카라사이트 and the Championship Series, only to be swept by the Houston Astros to punch their ticket to the World Series.
Unlike his predecessor Dave Dombrowski’s big-money, star-studded signings, Bloom has pursued a “small market” strategy that focuses on developing prospects.
In fact, Boston’s minor league system, which was one of the worst in the league prior to Bloom’s arrival, has improved significantly, with prospects such as Triton Casas and Bryan Bello.
The Red Sox also traded key slugger Mookie Betts, the reigning American League Most Valuable Player (MVP), to the Los Angeles Dodgers ahead of the 2020 season.
Boston received prospects from the Dodgers, including outfielder Alex Verdugo and catcher Connor Wong, and developed them into starters over the next three years.
Last offseason, the Red Sox let key players designated hitter J.D. Martinez, shortstop Xander Bogaerts, and pitcher Nathan Ivaldi leave in free agency, adding outfielder Masataka Yoshida, closer Kenley Yansun, and bullpen arm Chris Martin in return.
The Red Sox said that “Mr. Bloom has laid the foundation for the future,” but explained that “fans want a strong team that consistently makes the postseason.”
So far this season, the Red Sox are tied for fourth place in the AL East with the New York Yankees (73 wins, 72 losses). 카지노사이트