Eight days after the Red Sox fired Chaim Bloom as chief baseball officer, the Red Sox have started to reorganize their front office.
According to a team source, Brian O’Halloran, who’d served as general manager under Bloom since 2019 and has been with the organization since 2002, has officially accepted a senior leadership position with the Red Sox as Executive Vice President, baseball operations.
Some news: The Red Sox are still searching for their head of baseball operations, but Brian O’Halloran, who’d been removed as GM, has officially accepted a role as Executive VP, baseball operations. So he’ll remain with the Red Sox and report to the next head of baseball ops
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In the role, O’Halloran will report to the next head of baseball operations, but the details of the role have not yet been finalized. Both Raquel Ferreira and Eddie Romero are under long-term contracts as executive vice president, assistant general manager. O’Halloran had been offered a new position after Bloom’s departure, but it was unclear whether he would accept.
The Red Sox have not yet begun the search for a new head (or heads) of baseball operations and are open to one or two people filling the top, decision-making role for the club. Over the past week, the organization has focused on coming to an agreement with O’Halloran about his new role.
The timing of Bloom’s firing came as a surprise to many in the organization and so the leaders in the organization have spent the past week focused on internal communications to ensure their existing front office personnel understand their roles and maintain their work as the Red Sox prepare for an important offseason. The search for new leadership is expected to begin in the coming days.
O’Halloran’s decision to remain provides the Red Sox with front office stability and a link stretching back to the earliest days of the Theo Epstein era. Before serving as GM, O’Halloran spent eight years as an assistant general manager under Ben Cherington and Dave Dombrowski.
Before that, O’Halloran served as the club’s vice president of baseball operations in 2011, and before that, director of baseball operations for five seasons under Epstein. The Massachusetts native first joined the Red Sox as a baseball ops assistant in 2002.
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