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Feb 27, 2020; Fort Myers, Florida, USA; Boston Red Sox general manager Chaim Bloom takes questions from reporters during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

With the Red Sox season circling the drain, and on the heels of the Chris Sale injury news, Beetle had some strong words about Chaim Bloom’s job security:


Beetle: To be a luxury team and to be spending the money the Red Sox are spending, the team on the field and what the team has done on the filed does not match that kind of spending. The team’s prospects have not panned out the way I think the general manager thought they would or had assumed they would with Bobby Dalbec or Jarren Duran or Franchy Cordero- guys that he had marked as players that could contribute in this season and they did not. They did not provide meaningful contributions to this team.

Beetle: The fact that you wasted a year in the tax, the fact that if you’re going into the free agent pool for guys with qualifying offers, you’re paying more. You’re giving up more in draft pick compensation, you’re getting less from players, you give a qualifying offer to that go elsewhere. You’ve hurt yourself for the upcoming offseason.

You’ve wasted a year over the tax when you’re supposed to be pushing all in and going for it. And now you’ve only got one more season of being in that position before you’ve got to under their philosophies, they’re going to have to reset again. They’re going to have to dial back the spending again two seasons from now. They’ve put themselves in a really bad position over the next two or three years. It’s not just about this season. It’s not. And so for that, again, yeah, there were some nice pick ups in there. If you want to count some of the bullpen guys or you want to count Rich Hill, fine. I don’t think Chaim Bloom has done anything exceptional in his time as GM. Nothing. Nothing that anybody else couldn’t have done for this team. And he’s put them in a really bad position this season. And for that, three years in, he deserves to be fired.