This Chaim Bloom hire looks promising
Alright, there is a lot of people saying it, but we should probably reiterate the point just for the sake of reiterating the point: Chaim Bloom was a good hire on the Boston Red Sox' part.
The guy knows what it takes to win baseball games. He comes from the Tampa Bay Rays front office, a place he worked from 2015 to 2019. That means he knows what it takes to win on a budget more importantly. Remember, as of the start of the 2019 MLB season, the Tampa Bay Rays had the lowest payroll in Major League Baseball. The Red Sox, on the other hand, had the highest. And which team made the playoffs and which team didn't? Exactly.
Now, the Red Sox do have a bit of a challenge on their hands headed into the 2020 MLB season. They are not only going to have to try to get better (obviously, because they came in third place this past season), but they are going to need to spend less money in the process. The team is hoping to spend $208 million next year (although that is not a 100 percent must). Keep in mind they spent $235 million this season -- and came in third place.
The word I'm getting on Bloom is that Red Sox fans are not going to be used to his style. Coming from a different system, he's not the same kind of executive as Dealing Dave Dombrowski. Remember, the Rays don't trade for big names or sign big name free agents. Charlie Morton is their highest-paid player and he makes like $15 million.
So Bloom is probably going to be more focused on the minor leagues than someone like Dave and in it for the long game -- not necessarily putting the Red Sox in World Series contention next season.