The Boston Red Sox started their search for a new leader of baseball operations with more rejections than a door-to-door salesman.
After expanding the pool, they finally found a few executives willing to at least interview for the role. The Red Sox were quite thorough in their search, with at least eight confirmed interviewees. The long-winded search seemingly is coming to a close in the near future with two executives shining through.
“(Minnesota Twins general manager) Thad Levine and (Chicago Cubs assistant general manager) Craig Breslow are both prominently in the mix for Red Sox top baseball job(s),” The New York Post’s Jon Heyman reported Friday.
The Red Sox have to fill both the top spot in baseball operations — which will include a made-up title such as chief baseball officer or president of baseball operations — as well as the general manager spot. The latter is second in command and typically runs the day-to-day transactions such as injury list stints and call ups.
It is noteworthy that Heyman said they are in the mix for the “top job(s)” as that could imply that both would come over as a duo.
However, there was speculation that Breslow would not leave Chicago unless he were to succeed Chaim Bloom and it would not make sense for Levine to depart from Minnesota for a lateral move.
It also seems very likely that Eddie Romero becomes the new general manager.