2. Gross Mismanagement of Resources
While middling results may be expected for smaller-market teams with fewer resources, there is no excuse for it in Boston. Ownership routinely spends more than $200 million in player salaries alone and even paid the luxury tax in 2022 for having one of the highest payrolls in the sport. Blloom rewarded their investment with a last-place team that fell out of contention in August.
And Bloom isn’t just wasting ownership’s money, either. The Red Sox boast a robust analytics department, scouting staff, farm system and international presence. The team pours a lot of time and money into those resources as well to help the club win at the major league level, but Bloom has squandered it with his shaky decision-making and overall poor management of those assets.
Don’t forget the fanbase, either, which continues to fill Fenway Park on a nightly basis despite the lackluster product on the field while paying some of the highest ticket prices in the sport to do so. The team also has a strong TV and radio presence that extends throughout New England, so there’s no shortage of revenue coming in for Bloom to tap into.
Bloom has everything a GM could ever want and every tool he needs to build a winning team. Instead, he keeps finding ways to finish at the bottom of the standings.