Tuesday was a terrible day to be a Red Sox fan. Not only did Boston get swept by the Yankees in a doubleheader at home, but the team was also officially eliminated from the AL East race, guaranteeing a fifth straight year without a division title.
The Red Sox are now tied with New York for last place in the AL East, meaning that Boston is potentially headed for its third last-place finish in four years. For a franchise that’s supposed to be competing for a championship every year, that’s simply unacceptable.
It now seems inevitable that heads are going to roll this offseason, but why wait until then? People need to be held accountable for this trainwreck of a season (and last year’s too, while we’re at it).
With that in mind, here are three members of the Red Sox organization who deserve to lose their jobs.
3 Red Sox Who Should Be Fired
1. Chaim Bloom
My thoughts on Bloom are well-known at this point (and if not, here’s a refresher). While I won’t deny that he’s done a pretty good job of building up the farm system, his work with the major league roster has left a lot to be desired, and it’s become increasingly clear that he’s simply not fit for the job.
I’ve already gone into detail multiple times this summer about why Bloom should be fired, so I’m not going to subject you to all those rants again. But in a nutshell, he’s made far too many mistakes over the last four years and keeps building mediocre teams despite all of the resources at his disposal.
Bloom was hired under the premise of building a “sustainable” winner that would rely on homegrown talent rather than a collection of high-priced superstars. Well, in four years under Bloom the Red Sox haven’t won anything. Not a championship, not a pennant, not even a division title. They haven’t had a stretch like that in more than 20 years, since before the Theo Epstein days.
After four seasons, offseasons and trade deadlines, we now have a pretty good understanding of how Bloom operates, and it’s clear he doesn’t have what it takes to build a championship-caliber roster. It’s time to find someone who can.