Boston Red Sox appoint Eddie Romero Assistant General Manager
By Rick McNair
The Boston Red Sox just promoted Eddie Romero to the position of Assistant General Manager. The Red Sox are now operating without a GM.
Just what does the Assistant General Manager (AGM) do in Boston? My first assumption – being aware of the stranglehold that Dave Dombrowski has – is that the AGM has to get the morning coffee order correct. That may be snarky, but it also may have a tinge of accuracy.
The Red Sox depth chart at AGM was increased by one with the promotion of Eddie Romero to the position along with a second title attached: Senior Vice President. Do they have any Junior Vice Presidents?
"“The Red Sox are very pleased to announce Eddie’s promotion to assistant general manager,” Dombrowski said in a statement. “This is a very talented individual who we think can make a real impact for us with his background in player evaluation and his knowledge of our minor league system. A native Spanish speaker, his ability to communicate with both players and staff is significant, especially in today’s game. We look forward to having Eddie onboard to assist our efforts to improve our ball club.”"
Romero will partner up with Brian O’Halloran who also has that title – AGM – and also is (surprise) a Senior Vice President. You can never have enough AGM’s or VP’s in the corporate structure. The Red Sox apparently have the idea to corner the market in executive titles.
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Romero moves up from his previous position as Vice President/International Scouting. Now, that does manage to cause a bit of nervous excitement in my synapse – wasn’t that the department involved in all those scandalous international signings?
The Red Sox have had a noticeable exodus lately that is seriously impacting the battalion of executives on the corporate payroll. The legitimate GM – Mike Hazen – moved on to Arizona to join their collection of “senior’s.” Amiel Sawdaye – also in the layered International and amateur scouting quickly followed Hazen to the desert.
This is nothing new and questions surfaced continually on just what decision-making Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington had? With Theo internal strife allowed Theo to take a brief hiatus before returning to the fold. Cherington resigned, but that is open to speculation.
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As of now, Romero is in the Red Sox front office; however, anything is possible in the next few months and Romero could move on.