With Mike Hazen’s departure, Red Sox losing a bridge

BOSTON — When Mike Hazen was introduced as the general manager of the Red Sox last September 24, he was applauded by nearly two dozen fellow front-office members in the back of the press conference room — people with whom he had worked extensively over the previous decade.Hazen’s baseball bona fides largely spoke for themselves by that point; he was very much qualified to be a GM. What made him the perfect fit for the Red Sox in the fall of 2015, though, was the […]