The Boston Pink Sox will doubtless select Chaim Bloom’s substitute from all kinds of candidates. However amid all of the baseball minds the Pink Sox have but to fulfill, they reportedly have their eye on an outdated good friend.
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ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Pink Sox are reportedly contemplating Arizona basic supervisor Mike Hazen as a chance for his or her membership’s chief of baseball operations. Hazen at present oversees a younger, up-and-coming Diamondbacks squad that at present sit second within the NL Wild Card standings.
Earlier than transferring to Arizona, Hazen spent 11 years with the Boston Pink Sox and watched them win two World Sequence titles (2007, 2013). The Abington native began his Pink Sox profession in 2006 as their director of participant improvement and was ultimately named basic supervisor in 2015. Beneath his tenure, the Pink Sox completed with the very best report within the AL East earlier than dropping within the ALDS to the Cleveland Indians (now Guardians). After the defeat, Hazen left Boston to hitch the Diamondbacks.
Prying Hazen away from Arizona won’t be simple. His Diamondbacks workforce is having one in every of its finest seasons since he took over, and he has established a brand new life in Arizona together with his 4 kids. To not point out, the Pink Sox will want permission to speak with Hazen as he’s nonetheless below contract with Arizona, and his superiors aren’t too eager on letting him go.
“[The Red Sox] haven’t contacted me,” Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Corridor instructed Arizona Republic. “And I hope they don’t. He’s below contract and we like him.”
Arizona Republic additionally reported that each Hazen and the Diamondbacks have been discussing a contract extension earlier than Bloom was fired. Corridor hopes to retain Hazen for so long as potential, making it very troublesome for the Pink Sox to accumulate him. But when Hazen’s contract with Arizona ends with out an extension, it’s not unfathomable to suppose that he might reunite with a few of his former bosses in Boston.
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