Toucher & Rich react to Craig Breslow being named Red Sox’s Head of Baseball Operations
This morning, Toucher & Rich react to Craig Breslow being named the Boston Red Sox’s head of baseball operations.
Craig Breslow, a 43-year-old former major league pitcher, has been named the Boston Red Sox’s head of baseball operations. He has spent the last five years working in the Chicago Cubs’ front office, where he held positions like assistant general manager and vice president of pitching. Breslow is a Yale University graduate and a former teammate of the current Red Sox manager, Alex Cora.
The Red Sox’s decision to hire Breslow followed the firing of Chaim Bloom as chief baseball officer in September. Under Bloom’s leadership, the Red Sox had mixed results, including finishing below .500 and in last place in the American League East three times, except for the 2021 season, where they had a successful run.
Breslow’s career as a player included stints with various MLB teams, including the Red Sox, where he won a World Series in 2007. He re-signed with the Red Sox for one more year in 2015 before moving on to the Miami Marlins and later the Texas Rangers’ minor-league system. He wrapped up his playing career in 2018.
Theo Epstein, who managed the Red Sox during their championship seasons in 2004 and 2007, brought Breslow into the Cubs’ front office in 2019, where he held various roles, ultimately becoming the assistant general manager and vice president of pitching.
During this morning’s Toucher & Rich radio program, the guys expressed uncertainty about the choice due to his lack of experience in running a team.
Nick Gemelli is a Producer for the Toucher and Rich program and contributor for 985thesportshub.com. you can follow Nick at @NickGemelli on Twitter.