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Red Sox Reportedly Finalize GM Hire of Chaim Bloom and it's a Great Move

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 29: A general view of the Fenway Park sign and grandstand during the second inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on September 29, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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After an incredibly disappointing 2019 campaign that saw the defending champion Boston Red Sox fail to make the postseason, the team's ownership decided to fire their President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski.

After months of speculation about which budding tradesman would lead the ship, the Sox have reportedly finalized the hire of wunderkind Chaim Bloom in his place.

Bloom, the former Rays Vice President of Baseball Operations, has been rewarded for his success with Tampa Bay, a team that actually had a better season than Boston despite having one of the cheapest rosters in the MLB.

Boston has many roster issues that need to be handled this offseason, including what to do with Mookie Betts' and J.D. Martinez's complicated contract situations.

Bloom will have to find a way to fill the huge void that would exist if one or both of those players left, and will also have to decide if either situation necessitates departure.

He also needs to figure out how to improve Boston's lackluster pitching under budgetary constraints (yes, those exist), and with Chris Sale's health up in the air.

There's no question Bloom can do a lot with very little. So even in a much bigger position with higher stakes, we don't see him folding under the pressure.