Why Red Sox fans should be cheering for the Diamondbacks in the NLCS

The sooner the Phillies are bounced from the postseason, the sooner the Red Sox can reorganize their front office.
Philadelphia Phillies GM Sam Fuld
Philadelphia Phillies GM Sam Fuld / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

The Boston Red Sox have been operating without a lead executive in the front office for several weeks now after the organization decided to part ways with Chaim Bloom last month.

Since that time, Boston has been scouring the landscape, looking for a potential replacement. But the odds-on favorite to accept the role just happens to be sitting in the Philadelphia Phillies' front office at the moment.

Since Bloom's firing in September, Phillies GM Sam Fuld has been the favorite to lead the Red Sox front office moving forward. But as long as the Phillies are still in the MLB Playoffs, it's unlikely that Fuld will enter serious discussions with the Red Sox.

Why Red Sox fans should be cheering for the Diamondbacks in the NLCS

The National League Championship Series begins on Monday night in Philadelphia as the Phillies will be looking to return to the World Series for the second time in two years. Their opponent is the vastly underrated Arizona Diamondbacks, a team who swept both the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers en route to the NLCS.

In an effort to get on with it already, Red Sox fans actually have a rooting interest in this year's NLCS. Once the Phillies are bounced from the postseason, Boston can get the I's dotted and T's crossed on what many view to be a foregone conclusion.

MLB Insider Bob Nightengale reported this past weekend that Boston has interviewed Red Sox assistant GM Eddie Romero, but Sam Fuld may still be the favorite to take over the reins in the front office.

So while Red Sox fans may have fond memories of Kyle Schwarber's unforgettable October in 2021, it's time for the Boston faithful to rally behind the D-backs in the NLCS. In fact, maybe Arizona can just keep winning and sweep the Phillies right out of the playoffs.

That is, of course, unless the Boston Red Sox may be looking into the prospects of bringing in Kim Ng as the club's new front office executive. It was reported on Monday that Ng and the Miami Marlins have parted ways. That's definitely a surprise and something to keep an eye on if you're a Red Sox fan.

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