Ranking Chaim Bloom’s best moves with the Red Sox
There was a time not too long ago when Chaim Bloom was getting a lot of heat from Boston Red Sox fans. The club was sitting at 10-19 with a punchless offense and a hapless bullpen, and every move the team’s Chief Baseball Officer made the previous offseason was being second guessed. Why did they trade 30 home run man Hunter Renfroe for Jackie Bradley Jr.? Why didn’t they re-sign Kyle Schwarber? Why didn’t they sign a premier closer?
Now that the Red Sox have turned it around, I think it’s time to give Bloom his due. During his two-plus years with the Red Sox, his great moves have far exceeded his poor ones, and he’s had some absolute gems along the way.
Here are Bloom’s five best moves as CBO of the Red Sox.