June 15, 2024

Purple Sox

Hazen spent 11 years inside the Boston Purple Sox group, successful the American League East in his solely yr as Purple Sox GM.

Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen, who spent 11 years with the Purple Sox, is a candidate to interchange Chaim Bloom. Ross D. Franklin/AP Picture, File

The Boston Purple Sox will probably select Chaim Bloom’s alternative from all kinds of candidates. However amid all of the baseball minds the Purple Sox have but to fulfill, they reportedly have their eye on an previous buddy.

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ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Purple Sox are reportedly contemplating Arizona common supervisor Mike Hazen as a chance for his or her membership’s chief of baseball operations. Hazen at present oversees a younger, up-and-coming Diamondbacks squad that at present sit second within the NL Wild Card standings.

Earlier than shifting to Arizona, Hazen spent 11 years with the Boston Purple Sox and watched them win two World Collection titles (2007, 2013). The Abington native began his Purple Sox profession in 2006 as their director of participant improvement and was finally named common supervisor in 2015. Below his tenure, the Purple Sox completed with one of the best report within the AL East earlier than dropping within the ALDS to the Cleveland Indians (now Guardians). After the defeat, Hazen left Boston to hitch the Diamondbacks.

Prying Hazen away from Arizona won’t be straightforward. His Diamondbacks group is having one in all its finest seasons since he took over, and he has established a brand new life in Arizona along with his 4 kids. To not point out, the Purple Sox will want permission to speak with Hazen as he’s nonetheless underneath contract with Arizona, and his superiors aren’t too eager on letting him go. 

“[The Red Sox] haven’t contacted me,” Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Corridor advised Arizona Republic. “And I hope they don’t. He’s underneath contract and we like him.”

Arizona Republic additionally reported that each Hazen and the Diamondbacks have been discussing a contract extension earlier than Bloom was fired. Corridor hopes to retain Hazen for so long as potential, making it very tough for the Purple Sox to amass him. But when Hazen’s contract with Arizona ends with out an extension, it’s not unfathomable to suppose that he may reunite with a few of his former bosses in Boston.