Can Chaim Bloom do for the Red Sox what Andrew Friedman did for the Dodgers?

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Can Chaim Bloom do for the Red Sox what Andrew Friedman did for the Dodgers?
Can Chaim Bloom do for the Red Sox what Andrew Friedman did for the Dodgers?

When the Red Sox hired Chaim Bloom as their chief baseball officer last month, they were following a road similar to the one traveled by the Dodgers in 2014 when they hired Andrew Friedman as president of baseball operations. The Dodgers were a successful team but one with unrestrained spending habits. Their payroll as calculated for luxury-tax purposes was $257.2 million in 2014 and swelled to a record $297.9 million in 2015. Friedman, the executive vice president of baseball operations for the Tampa Bay Rays, was hired to change how the Dodgers approached building their roster. The Dodgers haven't won the World Series under Friedman, but they have averaged 97 victories and won two pennants

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