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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Red Sox should fire Alex Cora to save face in baseball’s cheating scandal

There’s a good chance Alex Cora won’t be managing the Boston Red Sox in 2020 — and perhaps not ever again.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced his punishment Monday for the Houston Astros in their sign-stealing scandal and the harshest penalty yet might be looming for Cora, who was the Astros’ bench coach when the cheating scheme happened in 2017.

Cora was spared for now, as Manfred noted the league’s department of investigations was next turning its attention to sign-stealing allegations against the Boston Red Sox that surfaced last week. Those involve the 2018 season, when the Red Sox won the World Series with Cora as their first-year manager.

The Red Sox are alleged to have, according to The Athletic, used their video-replay room to decode signs and pass them along to teammates. This wasn’t as sophisticated as the Astros’ system, but it was still illegal, particularly after MLB issued a warning to teams against doing this very thing.

And, should John Henry have concerns about appeasing the fan base, there’s a gentleman in Cleveland he may want to get in touch with, and my home team might offer someone who’d be an instantly beloved player in exchange for some considerations on players in return…..

 

QLE Posted: January 14, 2020 at 12:47 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: alex cora, dirty rotten cheaters, red sox

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