MLB Rumors: Red Sox conflict coming to a head between Alex Cora, Chaim Bloom
Boston Red Sox fans are undoubtedly not strangers to being frustrated with both Chief Baseball Office Chaim Bloom and manager Alex Cora. And apparently, the two members of the organization are also growing increasingly frustrated with one another too. As such, the end result might mean one or both figures not being in Boston beyond the 2023 season.
Per USA Today MLB insider Bob Nightengale, the pairing of Cora and Bloom is “on the rocks” according to anonymous MLB executives. More pressingly, the belief is that it’s “difficult to imagine that both will be returning in their same roles in 2024.”
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic also recently spoke with Red Sox insider Chris Cotillo for Mass Live and noted that it was possible that Bloom could be out in Boston at some point. He notably mentioned the possibility of the move happening before the early August MLB Trade Deadline as the organization may not want him to be at the helm for another round of possible trades.
Bloom has been under plenty of scrutiny since joining the Red Sox front office, whether it’s been a reluctance to address the team’s pitching woes in a meaningful capacity, paying Trevor Story only to let Xander Bogaerts walk without worthwhile (or early enough) extension talks taking place, or a number of other head-scratching decisions.
You can also imagine how that would negatively affect Cora as the day-to-day manager, who would have to be frustrated if the roster isn’t in the place he believes it should be. After all, Cora is a World Series winner at the helm of the club, so it stands to reason why the rest of the front office and ownership would have faith in him.
Whatever they are, though, it does appear that changes are coming to the Red Sox organizational structure in the near future.