The 2020 Boston Red Sox season has been a failure, and Chaim Bloom essentially admitted that the team won't be addressing many of its needs at the trade deadline.
The chief baseball officer acknowledged that the team likely will be sellers at the deadline in order to better prepare themselves for the future.
"From Day 1 here, I felt like long-term sustainability needed to be a really important priority here," Bloom said, according to The Boston Globe. "How we started, you have to weigh that in. We want to compete but we have to prioritize our big-picture goals."
Bloom's comments come after the Sox dropped their seventh straight game on Sunday night.
Boston owns the worst record in the American League at 6-16, and just last week, Red Sox president Sam Kennedy admitted that no player is untouchable at the deadline.
The Red Sox have suffered from roster instability since before the season began, specifically with their pitching staff.
Boston lost Chris Sale to Tommy John surgery while Eduardo Rodriguez was ruled out for the 2020 campaign due to a heart condition he developed after a bout with COVID-19. The Red Sox also traded away David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Mookie Betts trade.
If they make any trades, you'd have to presume they'd be for pitching help, though it may come in the form of prospects.
Whatever happens, the 2020 campaign certainly is a lost cause for Boston, and right now it seems like they're focused more on the future.