The Boston Red Sox have reportedly decided who their next general manager will be.
Just under two months after parting ways with Dave Dombrowski, the Red Sox have settled on Tampa Bay Rays Vice President of Baseball Operations, Chaim Bloom to join their front office as GM.
NBC Sports Boston's John Tomase has confirmed the move, first reported by Joel Sherman of The New York Post
Bloom is regarded as one of the best executives in baseball that didn't have a general manager title. Now, he will have one with the Red Sox.
Bloom, 36, is a Yale graduate and had been with the Rays since starting out as an intern with them in 2005. Our own John Tomase outlined why Bloom emerged as a frontrunner for the Red Sox job shortly after news of the Sox' interest broke.
Interestingly enough, Bloom wasn't just the candidate of choice for the Red Sox. According to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, he was the team's only external candidate.
Interesting nugget: Chaim Bloom was the lone external candidate interviewed by the Red Sox during their search, according to a source.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) October 25, 2019
While the Red Sox had rumored links to Los Angeles Dodgers executive Andrew Friedman and current Chicago Cubs and former Red Sox President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein, neither seemed interested in leaving their posts. Thus, if Bloom truly was their man, it didn't make sense to interview anyone else for the job, as few available talents could have topped Bloom.
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