Alex Cora’s suggestion that Red Sox could be MLB’s best team is not as crazy as it sounds — Boston Herald

It’s probably a little soon to take a victory lap, but the Red Sox are clearly feeling good about themselves these days. What a turnaround this has been. 871 more words

Alex Cora’s suggestion that Red Sox could be MLB’s best team is not as crazy as it sounds — Boston Herald

Cora’s COVID message: Stay safe, your team needs you — The China Post, Taiwan

Red Sox manager Alex Cora isn’t your usual Florida tourist. “It’s an off-day here tomorrow. Hopefully it rains and it’s cold,” he said on Sunday as he prepared for the team to take its first full break of spring training. It’s not that Cora doesn’t like sunshine. He would just prefer that his players stay […]

Cora’s COVID message: Stay safe, your team needs you — The China Post, Taiwan

Angels finalize trade for Alex Cobb — Orange County Register

The Angels completed the deal for right-hander Alex Cobb on Tuesday night, picking up a starter and paying only a fraction of his salary. The deal, which was first reported on Monday, brings Cobb from the Baltimore Orioles, who are reportedly still responsible for $10 million of his $15 million salary. Some of the remaining…

Angels finalize trade for Alex Cobb — Orange County Register

Alex Cora confident Red Sox DH J.D. Martinez will be better in 2021 — Boston Herald

Alex Cora seems pretty confident that J.D. Martinez will be back to his usual self in 2021. The Red Sox manager sat at home during his season-long suspension and watched Martinez fall to career-lows across the board over a 60-game sprint. The designated hitter was befuddled, his normal routine was taken away with a lack…

Alex Cora confident Red Sox DH J.D. Martinez will be better in 2021 — Boston Herald

Alex Cora on taking the fall for 2017 Astros: ‘Everybody was involved’ — Boston Herald

Alex Cora would rather be talking about baseball, but in his first appearance on WEEI in almost a year, all the questions centered on his involvement with the 2017 Houston Astros. Cora was reintroduced as the Red Sox manager on Tuesday but only briefly addressed his role in the ‘17 Astros’ sign-stealing scheme, which was…

Alex Cora on taking the fall for 2017 Astros: ‘Everybody was involved’ — Boston Herald

Avila says Tigers aren’t ruling out Hinch, Cora for manager — MLB | NBC Sports

Tigers GM Al Avila says that Detroit is not ruling out the possibility of hiring A.J. Hinch or Alex Cora for its manager vacancy.

Avila says Tigers aren’t ruling out Hinch, Cora for manager — MLB | NBC Sports

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DETROIT — Tigers general manager Al Avila said Friday that Detroit is not ruling out the possibility of hiring A.J. Hinch or Alex Cora for its manager vacancy.

Hinch and Cora were suspended through the 2020 postseason for their roles in the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. The Astros fired Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow on Jan. 13 and Cora lost his job managing the Boston Red Sox the following day.. Cora spent the 2017 season as bench coach on Hinch’s staff with Houston.

The Tigers are in the market for a replacement for manager Ron Gardenhire, who retired on Sept. 19 with a little more than a week left in the season. Avila was asked about Hinch and Cora, and while Detroit’s search appears to be in a very early stage, the GM at least seemed open to the possibility of hiring one of the suspended managers.

“Really, I can’t say that I’ve eliminated anybody,” Avila said. “The cheating scandal is not a good thing, obviously. They’re serving their suspensions, and once their suspensions are over, then they’ll be free to pursue their careers. So we have not eliminated anybody from our list at this point.”

Avila said interviews will be conducted by video, but he could meet face to face once the list of candidates is down to a small number.

“We could finish this sometime in October. It might go into November,” he said. “Really, we’re not in a rush. We’re kind of taking our time with it.”

The Tigers went 23-35 in the shortened season, finishing in the AL Central cellar for the third time in four years. They did bring up two of their most highly touted pitching prospects in Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal, so that duo got some experience in the big leagues.

Avila said it is important that the next manager be able to help with talent evaluation, since there are important decisions to make throughout the roster. He sounds open to a variety of experience levels for managerial candidates.

“I guess one thing you could eliminate is a guy that maybe played and has absolutely no coaching experience, no managerial experience, and goes from being a player directly to a major league manager,” he said. “I probably wouldn’t go that way, but everything else I would say is in play.”

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Astros’ sign-stealing scandal ‘not a two-man show,’ Cora says — Canoe

Alex Cora is accepting responsibility for his role in the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, but he said Thursday that he is tired of the chatter that it was just he and then-player Carlos Beltran behind the infamous scheme. Particularly bothersome is that then-Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow fingered him as the ringmaster. “If there is […]

Astros’ sign-stealing scandal ‘not a two-man show,’ Cora says — Canoe

Alex Cora Hints He Might Be Done With Managing Even When Suspension Lifts — NESN.com

Have we seen the last of Alex Cora as a Major League Baseball manager? Cora is suspended through the 2020 season for his role in the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. But even when his suspension lifts, the 44-year-old Cora might not pursue a managerial job. Friday night, a Twitter troll told Cora his managing days…

Alex Cora Hints He Might Be Done With Managing Even When Suspension Lifts — NESN.com
Have we seen the last of Alex Cora as a Major League Baseball manager? Cora is suspended through the 2020 season for his role in the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. But even when his suspension lifts, the 44-year-old Cora might not pursue a managerial job. Friday night, a Twitter troll told Cora his managing days “are over.” In response, the former Boston Red Sox skipper said, “Maybe I want to do something else.” Take a look: Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/05/alex-cora-hints-he-might-be-done-with-managing-even-when-suspension-lifts/

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Former Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Releases Statement About MLB Suspension — NESN.com

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Wednesday announced his ruling after a lengthy investigation into sign-stealing allegations against the 2018 Boston Red Sox. When the investigation was announced, manager Alex Cora and the team decided to mutually part ways. With the ruling, Cora was suspended for the entire 2020 season, but for his involvement…

Former Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Releases Statement About MLB Suspension — NESN.com

MLB punishes Boston Red Sox for sign stealing in 2018 — Press Telegram

NEW YORK — The Boston Red Sox were stripped of their second-round pick in this year’s amateur draft by Major League Baseball for breaking video rules in 2018 and former manager Alex Cora was suspended through the 2020 postseason for his previous conduct as bench coach with the Houston Astros. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced…

MLB punishes Boston Red Sox for sign stealing in 2018 — Press Telegram

A society of cheaters — Daily News

“No fair! Cheater!” It’s been shouted by kids on every schoolyard and during every rainy-day game of Scrabble, Clue and Candyland since time immemorial. The cheating chant prompts parents and schoolyard proctors to offer the stock admonition, “Winners never cheat and cheaters never win.” But cheaters do win. Sometimes they win bigly. And kids know…

A society of cheaters — Daily News