After the Boston Red Sox fired Chaim Bloom before the 2023 season ended, there was a healthy mix of reactions across baseball. Many were not happy with the direction under Bloom and cheered his departure while others thought Bloom did exactly as the powers that be wanted and that Boston's problems run far deeper than him.
However, none of that changes the fact that Boston now needs a new leader and the search has not been going all that well so far. Multiple reports have hinted that the Red Sox have been having trouble getting top front office talent interested in the position. One name that has emerged that both has the experience and success Boston wants as well as the willingness to at least interview for the positon.
Thad Levine throws his hat in the ring to lead the Red Sox's front office
Thad Levine is no stranger to the front office rumor mill as he has interviewed for top front office jobs in the past including the job in Philadelphia that ultimately went to Dave Dombrowski. However, it sounds like both Levine and the Red Sox have mutual interest and he could be the betting favorite as of this moment.
For Levine, it would be an opportunity to finally get out of Minnesota and into a bigger market where he could flex his muscles a bit more in free agency. He might end up disappointed given how tight a ship Red Sox ownership likes to run with their payroll, but Thad would certainly have more money to play with than he does with the Twins.
As for the Red Sox, they would get a very capable and respected executive in Levine who has made the Twins a perennial contender in the AL Central despite being in a pretty challenging market to stay competitive. With all the experience he has with the Rangers and Twins, Levine is likely to be at or near the top of most team's wish lists, but it sure seems like that if Boston wants him, they should be able to bring him into the fold.