Chaim Bloom expected to stay with Rays as Giants fill job

Chaim Bloom, right, and manager Kevin Cash (16) take questions during a 2017 pre- spring training press conference at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte. [Times files]
Chaim Bloom, right, and manager Kevin Cash (16) take questions during a 2017 pre- spring training press conference at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte. [Times files]
Published November 6 2018
Updated November 7 2018

Senior VP Chaim Bloom is expected to stay with the Rays,  at least for now, after the Giants opted for Dodgers executive Farhan Zaidi to become head of their baseball operations.

Bloom was among the finalists for the Giants job after recently finishing as the runner-up for the Mets GM job that went to agent Brodie Van Wagenen.

With those two jobs filled, and the Orioles apparently looking elsewhere, and with no one outside the Baltimore organization quite sure where, for their next baseball operations chief, Bloom seems set to stay with the Rays, for whom he has worked since starting as an intern in 2005.

Bloom, 35, works closely and in concert with Rays GM Erik Neander, handling an assortment of matters, forming essentially a management team.

Bloom has been of interest to a number of teams, interviewing previously with the Brewers and his hometown Phillies, and declining an opportunity to meet with the Diamondbacks.

The potential of Bloom leaving the Rays to rejoin former Rays boss Andrew Friedman in Los Angeles as the replacement for Zaidi is not expected to even be a consideration.

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