The Cardinals announced that they have hired former Boston Red Sox chief baseball officer, Chaim Bloom. Bloom, 40, was fired in September of 2023 and now finds himself as an advisor to president of baseball operations, John Mozeliak. Mozeliak added that Bloom isn’t relocating to St. Louis but will be present at Spring Training and join the team for home and road games.
Bloom has been connected to the Cardinals for quite some time now with rumblings of the Marlins as well. Though he will be working under Mozeliak, Chris Cotillo of MassLive reports that it’s believed Bloom prefers a remote role that will allow him to stay in Boston.
Bloom's departure from Boston came at no shock as he started receiving backlash from the fanbase and was even given lesser budgets from the front office. This came after his infamous decision to trade both Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers, in exchange for Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong.
With Verdugo and Downs now both with the Yankees organization, this trade looks even worse than the first impression.
Bloom undoubtedly has a great baseball mind. By taking a lesser role with the Cardinals, that could be shown even more than his time with Boston. John Mozeliak utilizing Chaim Bloom as an advisor could prove to be a positive and valuable move for St. Louis.