If you want to see Boston Red Sox fans get mad, one need only ask their thoughts on the Red Sox front office led by Chaim Bloom. It is hard to blame them as Bloom's decisions ultimately resulted in Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts leaving town and the Red Sox standing pat at the trade deadline. While there is some logic to these moves, the optics sure aren't great and they hasn't endeared Bloom to understandably impatient Red Sox fans.
However, not everything has been bad for Boston under Bloom. The minor league system is miles ahead of where it was after getting gutted by Dave Dombrowski and the Red Sox do have some really talented players already in the big leagues in Masataka Yoshida, Jarren Duran, Brayan Bello, Ceddanne Rafaela, and Triston Casas. Even with the 2023 season seeming like a missed opportunity, it is hard not to be excited for what could be in store for the Red Sox in the coming years.
So where does that leave the Red Sox front office? Well, to get a better sense of that, a comparison against their peers in the American League East is in order.
Here is a ranking of the American League East's front offices by competence
There isn't any hard hitting science to these rankings, although a data-centric deep dive into this sort of thing could be really useful. The problem is that with so much incomplete data and information that is decidedly not public, a more subjective look makes more sense for our purposes here. As the months and years go by, the details could change radically and that obviously means teams could move up and down pretty fluidly. This is just where things stand right now and nothing more.
Let's take a look at how the front offices of the American League East stack up against each other.