Bloom never really wanted to invest any amount in pitching (big deals were position players, highest pitcher drafted was #99 in his four drafts, didnt pay any big bonuses to pitchers in IFA). I think analytically you probably do get a better return on position players, but at some point you need to invest something in pitching or you're left with a staff thats made up of what the Sox have: a collection of guys who are a combination of not very good, constantly hurt, or guys who are 3-4 inning guys. How heavily he went on position players really was remarkable.Logan Allen was a 2nd round pick in 2020. Tanner Bibee 5th round pick in 2021. Gavin Williams 1st round pick (23rd overall) in 2021.
That’s 3 impact SP for one team in 2023 alone. It isn’t easy but it can be done with proper talent evaluation and development.