Found November 23, 2011 on Ted's Army:

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Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington announced that Mike Hazen and Brian O’Halloran have been promoted to vice president/assistant general manager.

Hazen, a native of Abington, is the former director of player development. He has been with the Red Sox since 2006 and will be Cherington’s top assistant.

O’Halloran, from Weymouth, moves up from vice president of baseball operations. He joined the Red Sox as an assistant in 2002.

Globe: Red Sox make front office changes

The promotion of Hazen and O'Halloran were the most publicized in a slew of front-office promotions handed out by the Red Sox higher powers. In addition to Hazen and O'Halloran, eight promotions were handed out throughout the organization, one contract extension, and two additions.

Here is the list (if you care):

Allard Baird - VP of player personnel
David Finley - Director of player personnel
Zack Scott - Director of major league operations
Raquel Ferreira - Director of minor league operations
Ben Crockket - Director of player development
Amiel Sawdaye - Contract extened as director of amateur scouting
Jared Porter -  Director of professional scouting
Eddie Romero - Director of international scouting
Galen Carr - Special assignment scout
Bob McClure - Hired as a special assignment scout and instructor
Dave Keller - Hired as a pro scout Chances are, you will not hear those names below Ben Crockket again. Hazen and O'Halloran will be great assistants to Lucchino...I mean...Cherington. Now that they got all of that out of the way, it's time to hire a damn manager! Related: ESPN: Sox to announce staff promotions | WEEI: Red Sox elevate Mike Hazen, Brian O'Halloran to assistant GM in series of promotions | Projo: Cherington announces front-office promotions | Herald: On Page 2: Owners and players agree to a 5-year labor deal
The new five-year collective bargaining agreement agreed to jointly by the Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association Tuesday guarantees labor peace through 2016 -- bringing baseball's streak of uninterrupted play to 21 years -- and can be seen as a positive for the game. A look at some of the fine print and how it impacts the Red Sox.

1) A signing bonus cap for first-year amateur draft picks.
This is the point that probably impacts the Red Sox most going forward.
In the past, the Red Sox have routinely ignored the "slot" or recommended signing bonuses for draft picks. That has earned them the rebuke of the commissioner's office, but little else. 2) A signing bonus cap on international free agents.
As is the case in the draft, the Red Sox have been big players for international free agents who aren't subject to the draft (think: Jose Iglesias, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Che-Hsuan Lin, Junichi Tazawa, Hanley Ramirez). 3) The same revenue sharing that existed in the last CBA will, with minor changes, be continued in the new one.
The Red Sox were, at one time, vocal about their opposition to the system. Then, commissioner Bud Selig began to sock the Red Sox (and other large-market teams with vocal concerns) with enormous fines -- some as high as $500,000 -- and the Sox' grumbling grew quieter. 4) The introduction of a second wild-card team in each league no later than 2013 and perhaps in time for the 2012 season.
Of all the changes in the new CBA, this is one which most obviously impacts the Red Sox in a positive way.
CSNNE: New CBA affects Red Sox in mixed ways Another agreement in the CBA was the testing of HGH during spring training and future off-seasons. To sum it up for the Sox, they can't spend as much on amateurs (as they shouldn't) or international free agents, and they would have made it  into the playoffs (or collapsed again in game 163) if #4 were in effect this past season. I think it is a very good thing there is a cap on international and amateur free agents. It is reckless to spend as much as the Red Sox have in the past on players that fit into those categories, when they haven't played one MLB game. Does that mean the end of careless spending by the Red Sox? No. They'll find ways around it, there is always a loop-hole. Related: Herald: Hang onto those picks  | Globe: HGH tests, restraints on amateur bonuses for MLB | Projo: New limits on draft spending threaten to hurt Sox, turn two-sport athletes away from baseball The rest of the links Globe: New York Yankees raise price of bleacher seats |

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