Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday Could Be "BloomsDay" As Sox Deal With Looming Rule 5 Draft

By 8PM today, all MLB teams must protect players on their 40-man roster for 2020—in advance of December's Rule Five Draft. New Red Sox honcho Chaim Bloom faces some interesting choices today—and has a chance to put his imprint on the franchise. Look for him to focus on long-term "sustainability" rather than filling short-term needs through this process. Boston already has six open roster spots—plus more than a few more players who are clearly expendable. So, Bloom has maximum flexibility to deal with teams (like his old Rays) who are in a much tighter roster bind. All of these factors conspire to make it very likely that Bloom makes few moves today before the deadline. Stay tuned!