By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com
Ahead of a critical offseason, the Red Sox have fired a close ally of Dave Dombrowski and are expected to make more changes in their scouting department.
According to Jon Heyman, the Sox are letting Senior Vice President of Player Personnel Frank Wren go. Wren was hired by Dombrowski in 2015 and was considered by many as one of Dombrowski’s closest confidants in the organization.
The news of Wren’s departure comes less than two weeks after the team fired Dombrowski.
The Red Sox are also parting ways with veteran scout Eddie Bane, according to Heyman.
More changes for Red Sox: veteran exec Frank Wren and veteran scout Eddie Bane are among folks let go. Wren leaving not unexpected, as the ex O’s and Braves GM is close to Dombrowski. Bane is best recalled for engineering all time great 2009 Angels draft (Trout, much more).— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 19, 2019
Heyman added that the Red Sox are expected to make changes in their amateur scouting department. The team struggled under Dombrowski to find impact prospects via the draft.
Many more changes are expected in Boston. Word is there will be some reshuffling in the amateur dept. as well. #redsox— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 19, 2019
The Red Sox face a crossroads in the coming months. The team will be tasked with rebuilding for the 2020 campaign following a disappointing 2019 and will need to decide the future of Mookie Betts, who is a year away from free agency. The next general manager will also be tasked with rebuilding a farm system that entered this past season as the worst in baseball, according to Baseball America.