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   1. villageidiom Posted: October 29, 2019 at 10:44 AM (#5895652)
As I said we really don’t know enough about Bloom to make strong evaluations.
When they contacted the Rays they said Bloom would be their only external candidate. That either says a lot about Bloom, or says a lot about the internal candidates, or both. But per this Bradfo piece Boston called Theo Epstein, Mike Hazen, and Andrew Friedman to ask about Bloom, and heard many positives.
   2. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: October 29, 2019 at 12:12 PM (#5895680)
Everything I have read on this guy has been over the top positive. One thing that was mentioned somewhere, I don't remember where, is that for the Sox to have landed a guy as in demand as Bloom seems to be may signal that they are planning to go to the wall to re-sign Betts.

I'm excited about this hire. There is a real forward looking aspect to this that I think will serve the Sox well.
   3. jmurph Posted: October 29, 2019 at 12:32 PM (#5895691)
for the Sox to have landed a guy as in demand as Bloom seems to be may

A good time for another hearty LOL at all the handwringing, at BBTF and elsewhere, to the tune of "why would anyone want this job?!?!?"
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: October 29, 2019 at 01:04 PM (#5895699)
A good time for another hearty LOL at all the handwringing, at BBTF and elsewhere, to the tune of "why would anyone want this job?!?!?"
True. But have we heard yet whether they only signed Bloom to appease the spoiled impatient fans?
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 29, 2019 at 01:33 PM (#5895707)
A good time for another hearty LOL at all the handwringing, at BBTF and elsewhere, to the tune of "why would anyone want this job?!?!?"

I think that discussion was specific to Friedman, who already had a big market GM job.
   6. jmurph Posted: October 29, 2019 at 01:52 PM (#5895713)
Rosenthal: The many reasons the Red Sox’ head of baseball operations job is a difficult one to fill
Olney: Why nobody might want to be Boston's GM
   7. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 29, 2019 at 07:30 PM (#5895812)
Where's Clapper? I'm waiting for him to tell us how this is a bad move and that the future of the Red Sox is one in which they will wallow in mediocrity for the next 5 years because of this move.
   8. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 29, 2019 at 07:44 PM (#5895813)
Little early to make any judgments, isn’t it? Although I suppose now is the best time to declare the hiring an enormous success with no fear of [immediate] contradiction.
   9. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 29, 2019 at 07:50 PM (#5895814)
Clapper, you never disappoint. Thx for making an appearance.

Jokes aside, the banter is always good and of course in true Trump style, it is the greatest hiring ever. A huge hire that has never been done before!
   10. villageidiom Posted: October 31, 2019 at 04:57 PM (#5897554)
Where's Clapper? I'm waiting for him to tell us how this is a bad move and that the future of the Red Sox is one in which they will wallow in mediocrity for the next 5 years because of this move.
That's not his style. It's more his style to express concern that something might not work out for the Red Sox. Like, he won't say this is a bad hiring, but he might say "I wonder if the hiring of Bloom will feel like a bait-and-switch to the Team of Four that held the interim role, and will cause an exodus of four talented people that could more than offset what they gain with Bloom." Or something like that. Like, he won't judge it, but he will express some concern that there could be negative repercussions.
   11. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: November 12, 2019 at 06:54 PM (#5900682)
Not sure where to put this but I just finished Alex Speier’s “Homegrown” and if you are a Sox fan I highly recommend it.

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