It’s been a busy week for the Twins front office search. Despite reports that the Twins were having problems getting people to interview, we now have the name of a fourth candidate for the President of Baseball Operations position: Rays executive Chaim Bloom.
Chaim Bloom has worked in the Rays front office since 2005, and currently serves as their Vice President of Baseball Operations. He graduated from Yale in 2004 with a degree in Classics (Latin), which sounds like something Delmon Young would be really excited about if he was still around. Perhaps most interestingly to a baseball blogger like myself, Bloom also used to be a writer for Baseball Prospectus. It’s like maybe one day I could be—-BWHAHAHAHAHAHA just kidding.
Bloom was a finalist for recent front office positions with the Brewers and Phillies, and has a pretty good reputation for being both strong at analytics and people-skills. Like Falvey, he is also pretty young—only 33 years old. He seems to have just a little bit more experience, however.
As mentioned, Bloom in the fourth candidate to be named in the Twins’ front office search, joining Indians Assistant General Manager Derek Falvey, and Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting Jason McLeod and Royals Assistant GM J.J. Picollo.