However, the team shouldn’t stop there. Those two aren’t the only ones to blame for Boston’s current predicament, which currently has the club poised to miss the playoffs for the fourth time in five years. They’re just the tip of the iceberg.
Other members of the organization need to be replaced as well if the Red Sox want to get back to winning championships, both in the front office and at the field level. Canning Bloom is a start, but the time has come to clean house.
Here are three people Boston should fire next.
3 Red Sox Who Should Be Fired Next
1. Sam Kennedy
Since we can’t fire co-owners John Henry and Tom Werner (although we would if we could), the highest-ranking person who needs to go is team president and CEO Sam Kennedy.
Kennedy’s been with the organization for over 20 years. A local guy who was tight with Theo Epstein growing up, he’s been team president since 2016 and CEO since 2017.
Normally, presidents get replaced and CEOs get fired when they’re not doing a good job, but Kennedy has managed to emerge unscathed despite Boston’s recent downturn. He does most of ownership’s public speaking for them nowadays, however, and that’s why they keep him around.
Well, many Red Sox fans (myself included) are sick of him. We’re tired of his generic corporate speak, pandering to the fan base and outright lies. It’s nearly impossible to take his words at face value anymore because he’s just so full of BS.
Kennedy talks the talk, but he doesn’t walk the walk. If Boston really wants to turn things around, ownership needs to ditch Kennedy and replace him with a more genuine, knowledgeable baseball person.