When the Red Sox announced last week that chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom had been fired, the team also added that general manager Brian O’Halloran had been offered a new role within the baseball operations department. Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic now reports that O’Halloran has decided to accept a new role and will move forward as the team’s executive vice president of baseball operations. O’Halloran will report to whomever the Red Sox eventually hires to oversee the baseball ops department.
O’Halloran joins assistant GMs Eddie Romero and Raquel Ferreira as longtime staples of the Red Sox front office who’ll remain with the club even after the recent restructuring. He’s spent more than two decades with Boston’s baseball operations department, originally joining the club as an assistant back in 2002 and gradually working his way up the ladder. He’d previously held titles of assistant general manager, vice president of baseball operations and director of baseball operations.
As a Boston-area native, O’Halloran surely found some additional appeal in remaining with the Red Sox even amid the turnover. Given his considerable front-office experience and years working alongside names like Theo Epstein, Ben Cherington and Dave Dombrowski, he’d likely have drawn plenty of interest from other teams had he opted to explore opportunities in other organizations for the first time since 2001, when he was breaking into the business as an intern with the Padres. He’ll instead remain with his hometown organization in a high-ranking position and continue to work to get the Red Sox back on track in future seasons.
Source: Yard Baker