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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Bloom to Boston?

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One of the Rays top front office executives might be leading an AL East rival soon.

MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In big but fairly expected news, the Rays Senior VP of Baseball Ops Chaim Bloom is a hot commodity for teams in need of a new GM. Last year, it seemed like Bloom was already gone to the New York Mets until the Mets pulled a LOLMets. However, we knew that the time would eventually come when the amazing duo of Erik Neander and Chaim Bloom would eventually be broken up, sooner rather than later.

If Chaim does indeed get the job, it will be super un-fun to see such a brilliant young mind go to Boston and help them bounce back again. But Bloom has earned his opportunity to be the person in charge and on top of an organizational ladder. Of course when he does go, it will be interesting to see if any of his colleagues from the Rays FO will be granted permission to travel with him (but to an in-division rival? Probably not!).

These are the high class problems you have when you have a great organization and top tier front office. While losing Bloom will certainly be a big, massive loss, it also means room for more of the talent in house throughout the Rays organization to move up and gain new opportunities with the team.

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