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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Alex Cora: ‘Vibe is different’ with Boston Red Sox. ‘You come to the ballpark every day now and it feels like last year’ - masslive.com

“The vibe is different,” Cora said at Target Field before the Red Sox-Twins game Tuesday. “I can tell you that right now. There’s not much searching. And you feel it. You come to the ballpark every day now and it feels like last year. We’re finding ways to beat teams.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 18, 2019 at 08:13 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, red sox

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Alex Cora, Andrew Benintendi ejected: ‘I’ve got to go out and defend my player,’ Cora says - masslive.com

Of course, Benintendi isn’t wrong.

Andrew Benintendi’s simple message for home-plate umpire Angel Hernandez led to Benintendi getting ejected for the first time in his career.

“I grounded out and was frustrated and all I said was, ‘You suck,’” Benintendi said.

Benintendi, who disagreed with a called strike earlier in his fifth-inning at-bat against Rangers starter Ariel Jurado, yelled as he walked toward the dugout. First-base umpire Vic Carapazza immediately threw him out.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 12, 2019 at 06:15 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, andrew benintendi, angel hernandez sucks, red sox

Sunday, March 31, 2019

MLB Rumors: Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor on Red Sox’s long-term radar?

Alex Cora already brought the Red Sox a World Series title. Could he bring two marquee players to Boston next?

During an appearance Saturday on “MLB on FOX,” The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal suggested Cora’s presence in Boston may give the Red Sox the “inside track” on the Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa and the Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor when both shortstops become free agents after the 2021 season.

“The Sox, in theory, could have the inside track on both players,” Rosenthal says. “Their manager, Alex Cora, is from Puerto Rico, as are both players, and he was their GM in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.”

Mind you, those who remember the Hanley Ramirez/Pablo Sandoval debacle see ways this could backfire severely….

QLE Posted: March 31, 2019 at 05:21 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, carlos correa, francisco lindor, red sox, shortstops

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Eduardo Rodriguez is in The Best Shape of His Life

We’ve had far fewer BSOHL reports this winter than ever before. Is it because, by now, everyone knows that it’s a cliche that we’ve been mocking for years and years? Or is it because those quotes usually come after interviews that take place after a guy looking to bounce back has signed a deal someplace and . . . no one is signing anyplace?

NO MAN CAN SAY!

But now that players are starting to trickle into spring training camps, expect some more of these bad boys. Like this one, from Alex Cora, speaking of lefty Eduardo Rodriguez

Just once, I’d like to see someone playing baseball who is in the worst shape of their life.

 

QLE Posted: February 12, 2019 at 05:22 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, best shape of his life, eduardo rodriguez

Monday, February 11, 2019

Alex Cora admits ‘bombing’ Tigers interview before second chance with Red Sox

No one in Major League Baseball had a better 2018 than Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora.

The first-year skipper took over an established contender that was searching for answers after back-to-back quick eliminations in the ALDS. In a span of 12 months, Cora unflinchingly provided all of the answers and even rewrote most of the questions.

Cora helped transform Boston into an unstoppable force that won a franchise record 108 games during the regular season, before plowing through the postseason to win its ninth World Series championship. In the process, he made history by becoming the first-ever Puerto Rican born manager to bring home a World Series crown.

Would that all of us on the job market were so lucky….

 

QLE Posted: February 11, 2019 at 05:28 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, interview, tigers

Thursday, December 27, 2018

It’s worth repeating: Alex Cora has a challenge ahead

Dustin Pedroia — Second base was a revolving door in 2018, somewhat solidified by Ian Kinsler, who has since signed a two-year deal with the Padres. Cora would love nothing more than to have Pedroia for the entire season. That is very much up in the air. Pedroia as always remained optimistic in recent comments to this reporter, even though the doctors who performed his complicated cartilage restoration surgery never figured out a pertinent rehab for the knee.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 27, 2018 at 09:24 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, red sox

 

 

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