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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

Monday, October 29, 2018

Cora-nation! Rookie manager leads Red Sox to championship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hard to believe now, all these wins later, but the Alex Cora Era in Boston began with a loss. A brutal one, in fact.

Opening day at Tropicana Field in late March, none of his late moves worked out as the bullpen blew a big lead in a 6-4 setback.

No fan in New England would admit it now — still, chances are some had already started to wonder whether he was the right guy for the Red Sox.

The full article lists all the first-time managers to win the World Series- without looking, can you name them all?

QLE Posted: October 29, 2018 at 01:46 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, red sox, world series

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Alex Cora, the manager who can seemingly do no wrong – The Athletic

His players’ performances are making Alex Cora look like a genius.

“I know every time he puts me in the game, it’s because he trusts me, you know?” Rodriguez said. “No matter what the situation is, he trusts you’re going to go out there and get people out. So, that was my goal today. Go out there and get that guy out, and I know he trusts me because he put me in the game, in that big situation.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 24, 2018 at 07:52 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, pay site, red sox, world series

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The manager gets the spotlight, but the front office runs the show now

It’s worth noting that the World Series, which opens Tuesday night at Fenway Park in Boston, features two managers who had never held the position until they accepted the jobs they currently have. Dave Roberts was a coach with the San Diego Padres when the Los Angeles Dodgers hired him the winter before the 2016 season. His performance thus far: three division titles, back-to-back National League pennants - with a world championship still a possibility.


Alex Cora was a coach when the Houston Astros won last year’s World Series, after which he took over the Boston Red Sox. All he did for a debut was win more games than any manager in the 118-year history of the franchise then open the postseason with seven victories in nine tries against a pair of 100-win teams.

So the modern baseball formula, it would seem: Build a superior roster, then hand it to someone who has never done the job.

Some thoughts on managing- I’ll leave it to the rest of you to debate how much of this is common knowledge.

 

QLE Posted: October 23, 2018 at 07:06 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, dave roberts, managers

 

 

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