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Report: Fall River native off the table to become new Chief Baseball Officer of the Boston Red Sox



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It appears a Fall River native will not be the new Chief Baseball Officer of the Boston Red Sox.

Former MLB pitcher and Durfee graduate Brandon Gomes has seen a quick and successful rise through the MLB ranks and in January of 2022 become the 12th general manager for the Dodgers since the team moved to Los Angeles.

After pitching five years for the Tampa Bay Rays and 10 years overall in professional baseball, the 39-year-old Gomes became the Dodgers coordinator of pitching performance in 2016. Gomes was then promoted to director of player development in 2017. He continued his rise by being promoted to the positions of vice president and assistant general manager in March of 2019.

The Dodgers have made the playoffs every year since Gomes went into the front office including winning the world series in 2020. The Red Sox have spent more time near or in the basement of the American League East during that same span.

According to The Athletic’s Chad Jennings, Gomes turned down an interview to replace Chaim Bloom. Several baseball insiders, including WEEI’s Rob Bradford, believed that Gomes had a legit shot of landing the job between his baseball acumen and his local ties.

NBC Boston says that the following candidates are in the running and off the table.

In the running:

Thad Levine: GM, Minnesota Twins
James Click: VP of baseball strategy, Toronto Blue Jays
Neal Huntington: Former GM, Pittsburgh Pirates
Craig Breslow: Assistant GM, Chicago Cubs
Eddie Romero: Assistant GM, Boston Red Sox
Kim Ng: Former GM, Miami Marlins

Off the table:

Theo Epstein: Consultant, MLB
Mike Hazen: VP and GM, Arizona Diamondbacks
Jon Daniels: Former president, Texas Rangers
Brandon Gomes: GM, Los Angeles Dodgers
Sam Fuld: GM, Philadelphia Phillies
Derek Falvey: President, Minnesota Twins

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