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Red Sox hire Bloom to lead Baseball Operations

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Boston Red Sox have found their new leader in the Baseball Operations department. The team has hired Chaim Bloom to run that department.

He comes to the Red Sox after working with Division rival, the Tampa Bay Rays. With the Rays, he was last their Vice President of Baseball Operations.

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Bloom takes over the position that was previously held by Dave Dombrowski. He was fired in September after the Red Sox struggled during the 2019 season.

In this transaction, Bloom goes from one of the lowest-budget teams in baseball to one of the highest-payroll teams. Despite being a low-budget team, the Rays made the playoffs in 2019.

Bloom is taking over a team’s baseball operations that went 84-78 during the 2019 season. The team finished in third place in the AL East.

He joined the team one year after the Red Sox won the World Series in 2018. The Red Sox in the series defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1.

Before the World Series win, the Red Sox lost in the American League Divisional Series in 2016 and 2017. The missed playoff appearance in 2019 was their first since 2015 when the team went 78-84.

Before coming to the Red Sox, Bloom had worked for the Rays from 2005 through 2019. He began his tenure with the team as an intern.

He was also a sports writer for Baseball Prospectus beginning in 1997. Bloom worked for the publication until he was hired by the Rays.

He was an intern with the San Diego Padres and Major League Baseball.

Despite the low payroll, Bloom was a part of a Rays front office that put together a team that went 96-66 for the second-best record in the AL East. The Rays were defeated in the American League Divisional Series before his departure.

It was the Rays first playoff appearance since their ALDS loss in 2013 when the team went 92-71.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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