Craig Breslow, Red Sox ‘in advanced discussions’ for GM role – NBC Sports Boston

A potential replacement for Chaim Bloom has emerged for the Boston Red Sox.

Craig Breslow, a former MLB pitcher currently working in the Chicago Cubs front office, is being seriously considered for the role of Boston’s next head of baseball operations. According to sources familiar with the search process, Breslow has been engaged in advanced discussions with the Red Sox, as reported by Patrick Mooney of The Athletic.

Breslow is among the six candidates who have interviewed for the position, as revealed by Alex Speier of The Boston Globe.

In 2013, Breslow was a member of the Red Sox team that won the World Series. His intelligence earned him the nickname “the smartest man in baseball” from La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and it’s a moniker that has stuck with him.

A Connecticut native, Breslow graduated from Yale University with degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. After retiring from his 12-year MLB career, he joined Theo Epstein in the Cubs’ front office. Initially, Breslow served as the “Director of Strategic Initiatives for Baseball Operations,” where he implemented data-based processes and supported the organization’s pitching infrastructure. He eventually rose to the positions of director of pitching/special assistant to the president and general manager, and then assistant GM/vice president of pitching in 2020.

Breslow is one of three external candidates who have interviewed for the vacant GM position in Boston. The other two are Thad Levine, the GM of the Minnesota Twins, and Neal Huntington, the former GM of the Pittsburgh Pirates.


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