Red Sox Lose GM Mike Hazen to New Gig with Arizona Diamondbacks
Just less than a week after being bounced from the 2016 playoffs by the Cleveland Indians, the Boston Red Sox have taken another blow.
While the loss to the Indians came on the field the loss the team suffered Sunday will impact their front office. According to a CBS Sports report, Mike Hazen, who served as Boston's general manager last season, has agreed to become the new general manager and executive vice president of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Hazen had been in the Boston front office for a while as an assistant GM, prior to being named the club's GM but new president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.
According to a team report, the team has yet to announce a replacement for Hazen, though they have a couple of former general managers already working under Dombrowski.
It will be interesting to see where the team goes to fill this role as one would think whoever steps in will have to be someone that doesn't have a wealth of experience a the GM position.
With Dombrowski in place as the president of baseball operations, he makes most of the final calls that the team makes. If the team plans to sink a "big fish" to fill the position, it'll be hard to do so with Dombrowski having so much power already.