Lock Down the Homegrown Talent
Bloom wasn't universally liked by Boston fans by any means, and a big reason why was the trade that sent Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020. Heartbreak would strike again just two years later when Xander Bogaerts signed an 11-year deal with the San Diego Padres.
Ownership needs to make it clear to Bloom's replacement that it is committed to keeping its young core together for years to come. Departures of stars like Betts and Bogaerts really left a sour taste in Red Sox fans' mouths, and that translated to hatred for Bloom.
A new crop of talent that includes Brayan Bello, Jarren Duran, Triston Casas and Ceddanne Rafaela is rising through the ranks, and Boston can't let it slip away this time around.
Emphasize roster consistency. The more players the Red Sox can keep together, the fewer reasons fans will have to complain about the job the front office is doing, putting the president of baseball ops in a favorable light.
Bring in New Executives, Coaches
MassLive's Sean McAdam reported last Friday that candidates have been put off by the fact that ownership has already made it clear that Alex Cora will definitely be manager in 2024, as well as a stagnant front office that consists of a number of personnel who have held their respective roles for 20-plus years.
Following back-to-back 78-84 seasons, Boston needs to embrace change, yet it seems to be running from it. Why not make a huge move that alters the organization?
That complacency takes a lot of decision-making out of the new chief baseball officer's hands. Whoever takes over should have the opportunity to put some of their personal flair on the franchise, and they currently wouldn't really have the ability to do so.
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