Red Sox promote Raquel Ferreira to vice president of baseball administration

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Some news the likes of which, hopefully, one day won’t be newsworthy: the Boston Red Sox have promoted their director of player development, Raquel Ferreira, to the position of vice president of baseball administration. As Alex Speier of WEEI notes, this makes her just the third woman at the level of vice president or above in major league baseball, following MLB VP Kim Ng and Yankees senior vice president Jean Afterman.

In other news, I just got done watching the “Battered Bastards of Baseball” documentary on Netflix. It’s about the independent Portland Mavericks from the 1970s, run by actor/showman Bing Russell. It’s an excellent film which I highly recommend you see. Even if you know the general story of that club, there’s plenty to learn there. Including the fact that their assistant general manager was Lanny Moss, who later was the GM for the Boise team in the Northwest League…

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