Red Sox President Sam Kennedy has no desire to eliminate either Manager Alex Cora or GM Chaim Bloom, according to a report from The Athletics’ Ken Rosenthal.
Less than a year after an ALCS appearance, Boston is reeling, currently sitting at 5.5 games behind the Orioles for last place in the AL East.
A front office-shakeup so soon after a period of success wouldn’t be unprecedented. In August 2015, the Red Sox fired GM Ben Cherrington less than two years after he assembled a World Series winner. In 2019, the Red Sox fired Cherrington’s replacement, Dave Dombrowski, less than a year after he brought him a World Series title of his own home.
But Cora, a World Series winner in his own right, and Bloom, currently in his third year as General Manager, do not have to worry about an axe hanging over their head according to Rosenthal.
I am very comfortable saying Chaim and Alex will be back. And I am very comfortable saying there is a strong belief in the direction of the franchise from our ownership group,” Kennedy told Rosenthal Monday. “That direction is continuing to build for the future, but also continuing to invest at the major-league level.”
While 2022 will likely end as a disappointing year for Boston, they’ve rarely had their full roster available, touting significant injuries to starting pitchers Chris Sale, Nathan Eovaldi and Michael Wacha.
2023 will mark the 22nd season of ownership for the Fenway Sports Group. The Sox currently have $91.97 million committed to next season’s payroll.
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