Nothing changing with Boston Red Sox in 2023

Aug 16, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora (13) looks on at the batting cage before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 16, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora (13) looks on at the batting cage before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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One could understand if the Boston Red Sox were to make wholesale changes this offseason. They have been one of the biggest disappointments in the majors, wallowing in the AL East basement at four games under .500 heading into Monday. Injuries and disappointing performances have torpedoed their season as they had been unable to get any momentum against the better teams in the league.

Those changes will not be coming to the front office or the bench. According to Ken Rosenthal, both Alex Cora and Chaim Bloom will be back with the Red Sox next year.

Boston Red Sox not making major changes yet

It is understandable that both Cora and Bloom would get another chance next year. The Red Sox won the World Series in Cora’s first season on the bench and had finished over .500 in each of his first three years. It is entirely possible that streak continues if the Red Sox can have a decent enough run to close out the year.

Bloom had overseen that 2018 title after he took over for Ben Cherington. While some of his moves can be questioned, especially the decision to trade Mookie Betts, he does have a track record of success dating back to his time in Tampa Bay. It is also easy to throw the 2020 season, and the Red Sox struggles that year, out the window due to the pandemic and Cora’s suspension.

At this point, both Bloom and Cora deserve to show that they are still the right people for the job. The Red Sox respond to Cora’s touch at the helm while Bloom did not suddenly forget how to build a team.

Changes are going to be coming. The Red Sox have several important impending free agents and Xander Bogaerts is expected to opt-out of the final three years of his extension. At the same time, the Red Sox need to make numerous moves, especially with a starting rotation that has more closely resembled a MASH unit than a collection of major league options. It will not be an easy offseason.

But ownership believes that they have the right people in place. Their track record would indicate that faith from ownership is well placed. Faith can only go so far before results need to occur.

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The Boston Red Sox are not making any changes to the brain trust. Chaim Bloom and Alex Cora will be back for the 2023 season.