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Chaim Bloom named as top advisor in Cardinals’ front office

Field Level Media

January 08, 2024 at 8:37 pm.

Former Boston Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom was named Monday as an advisor to St. Louis Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak.

Bloom was fired by the Red Sox last September after the club failed to make the playoffs in four of the last five seasons after winning the 2018 World Series. Bloom was hired by Boston in October 2019, helping the club to the American League Championship Series in 2021.

Bloom, 40, now joins the Cardinals’ front office after the team missed out of the playoffs in 2023 for the first time in five seasons.

“I’m excited to join the Cardinals and to be a part of this great organization,” Bloom said in a release. “(Mozeliak) and his team have given me such a warm welcome, and I’m eager to build relationships here and to learn, contribute and help us win.”

Bloom came to the Red Sox after 15 years with the Tampa Bay Rays, including the last three as senior vice president of baseball operations. The Yale graduate also has worked for the San Diego Padres, as well as Major League Baseball.

“I have known Chaim for a long time and feel that this is a great opportunity for the St. Louis Cardinals,” Mozeliak said. “It will be good to get an outside perspective of our organization from someone who is as well-respected as Chaim. Having a fresh set of eyes on all aspects of our baseball operations should be helpful.”

The Cardinals went 71-91 last season, finishing under .500 for the first time since 2007.