Chaim Bloom is no longer chief baseball officer of the Boston Red Sox, but a day after his firing Bloom took the high road and expressed optimism for the club’s future.
In a statement issued to multiple media outlets, Bloom thanked the Red Sox for the opportunity to serve as chief baseball officer and the fans for their passion throughout his tenure.
“I will always be grateful to John, Tom, Mike, and Sam for trusting me to lead the Red Sox baseball operations department. Every day, I gave my teammates and this organization everything I had, and I never took a second for granted,” Bloom said.
“Great things are now in store for the Red Sox. And while I’m sad that I won’t be watching them from the same chair, I will still be very proud.
“Red Sox fans, you are the best. Your passion fueled me daily, and added meaning to everything I’ve done here. You very much deserve more championships. And you will get them.”
Bloom served just under four seasons as Red Sox chief baseball officer. During that time the Red Sox went 267-262 with one playoff appearance.