Report: Crimson Sox have ‘dominated out’ Theo Epstein as a candidate to exchange Chaim Bloom

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Theo Epstein isn’t a candidate for the Crimson Sox’ high baseball govt place, in response to experiences.

Jim Davis
In 2010, then-general supervisor Theo Epstein mentioned, “Are we going to surrender our greatest or second-best prospect for what would possibly quantity to a marginal improve? In all probability not in any 12 months.”

Crimson Sox president Sam Kennedy mentioned that Theo Epstein won’t be a candidate to exchange former Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom, in response to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.

“Sam Kennedy dominated out Theo Epstein (which in all probability means Theo dominated out Theo),” Abraham wrote. “Have all the time thought Theo solely returns to the Sox in an possession capability.”

Epstein, 49, constructed a pair of World Sequence champion groups with the Crimson Sox in 2004 and 2007. He later gained a 3rd World Sequence with the Chicago Cubs in 2016 earlier than leaving his place in 2020.

A second stint with the Crimson Sox can be a homecoming for the Brookline native, nevertheless it’s been three years since he’s labored as a Main League Baseball govt.

Having already damaged two of the most important curses within the sport and captured three World Sequence rings, there’s little left for Epstein to show on the govt stage.

In the meantime the Crimson Sox, who fired Chaim Bloom on Thursday, are in want of a high govt who can inject life right into a franchise that has gone 267-262 underneath Bloom over the previous 4 seasons.

“The outcomes that we anticipate as a corporation haven’t been there, and we felt it was time for brand new management to assist chart a distinct path ahead,” mentioned Kennedy.

Abraham listed Baltimore’s James Click on and Sig Medjal, Philadelphia’s Sam Fuld, Cleveland’s James Harris, and Atlanta’s Ben Sestanovich as potential candidates.

Crimson Sox proprietor John Henry, who additionally owns, mentioned in an announcement that the seek for Bloom’s substitute will start “instantly.”

Brian O’Halloran has been provided a brand new management place within the baseball operations departments. O’Halloran, together with assistant GMs Eddie Romero, Raquel Ferreira, and Michael Groupman, will oversee day-to-day operations within the interim.