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Alex Cora as Mets GM? New York columnist thinks it should happen

John Tomase
September 24, 2018 - 7:32 pm

Alex Cora has done such an amazing job as Red Sox manager, one respected baseball columnist believes the Mets should consider him as their next general manager.

Writing in the New York Post, Joel Sherman mentions Cora as a possibility to run New York's lesser team, which will be lucky to win 75 games this year as it rebuilds around ace Jacob DeGrom.

From the column, which lists outside-the-box choices for the Mets as they look to replace Sandy Alderson:

If I could buy stock in someone’s post-playing career, Cora might be my first pick.

He is only one year into being Boston’s manager after one year as Houston’s bench coach, so at minimum he will have been a champion last season and in possession of the majors' best regular-season record this season.

Would he want to leave after one year? It might not look great. But I know his big-picture desire is to run a club — he was the GM for Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic. He is a smart baseball man, personable and has shown in Boston he can handle a big market with aplomb. The Mets should know him. They interviewed Cora to be their manager last offseason. There is an "It" quality about Cora.

The odds of Cora bolting Boston after one record-setting season seem as close to zero as humanly possible, but perhaps one day he will ascend to a front office.

In the meantime, it can't hurt Mets fans to dream.