3. Dave Bush
While we’re at it, let’s fire the pitching coach, too.
Boston’s pitching staff has been a major problem during Bush’s tenure, which began in late 2019. Just look at the team’s ERA since then:
- 2020: 5.58 ERA (28th in MLB)
- 2021: 4.27 ERA (15th in MLB)
- 2022: 4.53 ERA (24th in MLB)
- 2023: 4.60 ERA (22nd in MLB)
So year, Bush’s staffs have consistently ranked among the worst in baseball. In his best year — 2021 — they were merely league average.
Bloom, Cora and ownership have taken much of the heat for the organization’s recent struggles, but Bush also deserves a slice of the blame pie. He’s had some good pitchers to work with during those years, too, including Nate Eovaldi, Chris Sale, Michael Wacha, Kenley Jansen and others.
Granted, Bloom never got him much pitching help and the defense has been consistently horrible, but at least some of the team’s pitching failures are on Bush. The fact that the team’s ERA has gone backward in each of the last two seasons also suggests his tactics aren’t working.
The Red Sox haven’t been winning many games lately, but you can still win your bets at Caesars Sportsbook. They’re offering $250 in bonus bets to new users who place a first wager of at least $50. Best of all, your wager doesn’t even have to cash to earn the credits! Make sure to jump on this promo before it’s too late!