Boston Red Sox

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 15: Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom looks on during a press conference addressing the departure of Alex Cora as manager of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on January 15, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. A MLB investigation concluded that Cora was involved in the Houston Astros sign stealing operation in 2017 while he was the bench coach. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Zolak & Bertrand started Tuesday’s show reacting to the three deals Chaim Bloom made last night and what it means for the Boston Red Sox heading into today’s trade deadline. Beetle is making one thing clear, Bloom has set the Red Sox up for failure.

Beetle: Do you know what this is though, on the whole? Chaim, in some way somehow, trying to, I don’t know, discount this season as if it didn’t matter again, which the Red Sox have consistently done this entire year. They did not go all in on the offseason. They didn’t build this team for great success. They got what they really earned, what he earned in the offseason. They weren’t good enough to be better at this point in the season. And now he gets to sell off these minor pieces and cash them in for prospect chips.

It’s a complete write off of this season. Again, that’s maybe the thing that aggravates me the most, that with decent core players and in an offseason when they went and got Trevor Story, they didn’t really do it right. And someone bears responsibility for that and I think that’s the front office. I do. 240 million team and this is what you got?

Zo: Functional first baseman, a little help in the bullpen and maybe you’re in this thing.

Beetle: You’re not doing your job. Sorry, you’re not. You’re not doing your job. You’re not doing it well. Chaim Bloom gets an F for 2022. This is a joke, and so now the deadline is this afternoon and we’ll see what else he puts together between now and the deadline.

But I’ll tell you what, I don’t believe him for 1one second when he’s talking about making the playoffs or that we’re still in this or any of that, because I don’t think that’s their approach. I don’t think that’s been their approach going back to last offseason. He set this team up for failure.

If you want to hear more of the conversation, tune into the first hour of Zolak & Bertrand to hear the full discussion. It can be found here:

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