Chaim Bloom Explains Frustrating Approach to Red Sox' Slow Offseason
The end of MLB's Lockout caused a fast-and-furious offseason push as teams ramp up rosters with less than a month for Opening Day. Blockbuster signings and trades have been common with the likes of Matt Olson, Corey Seager and Carlos Rodon switching uniforms.
Although, some teams have been far more active than others. The Boston Red Sox have been on the quieter side this offseason, even after a trip to the ALCS a year ago. Aside from the trade to bring back Jackie Bradley Jr. and a flyer on James Paxton, it's been crickets at Fenway.
Red Sox executive Chaim Bloom spoke to the media on Wednesday and explained this frustrating approach to the team's slow offseason.
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While his comments could be construed as both realistic and strategic, it's hard not to compare to the moves from other AL East teams, especially the Toronto Blue Jays.
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Toronto just made one of the biggest splashes of the offseason by trading for All-Star/Gold Glove third baseman Matt Chapman. The New York Yankees even made a few moves, although questionable for a variety of reasons, to land some All-Star talent.
The AL East is shaping up to be baseball's toughest division. To make matters worse, the betting odds are not liking Boston's slow approach. The Red Sox hold just the fourth-best odds (+500) to win the AL East on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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