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Red Sox Reveal Plans to Keep Leadership Intact After Rocky Season

Larry Rupp
The Boston Red Sox revealed their plans to keep leadership intact after a rocky season.
The Boston Red Sox revealed their plans to keep leadership intact after a rocky season. / AP Photos/Paul Connors

The Boston Red Sox are poised to miss the MLB Playoffs just one season after an ALCS appearance as they sit at the bottom of the AL East division. No one in the front office is jumping ship, though. The plan is to keep both chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom and manager Alex Cora around for 2023.

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A disappointing 2022 season is being tabbed as an outlier by most of Boston's leaders. Injuries to star players, regression by top prospects and trade missteps are to blame for the lack of success. Sam Kennedy, team president and CEO, didn't hesitate in backing Bloom and Cora moving forward.

"I am very comfortable saying Chaim and Alex will be back. And I am very comfortable saying there is a strong belief in the direction of the franchise from our ownership group."

Sam Kennedy

Of course, neither Bloom or Cora are in trouble from a contractual perspective. Both men are locked in on deals that transcend the 2023 season and will now have an opportunity to turn things around. That process starts with making sure star players on the roster stick around to help achieve that goal.

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts has the decision to opt out of his deal and become a free agent this summer. Meanwhile, third baseman Rafael Devers is eligible to hit the open market after 2023. The two infielders have combined to earn six All-Star nods and five Silver Slugger awards in Boston.

Kennedy and the rest of the ownership group still has a clear objective in mind, which is "playing baseball in October." Everyone in the organization is "hungry for another World Series championship." It'll be interesting to see if Bloom and Cora are the two capable of leading the Red Sox to that point.

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