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Brock Holt gives honest answer when it comes to difference between Alex Cora, John Farrell

Ryan Hannable
October 24, 2018 - 5:57 pm

Every manager is different, especially when it comes to the way they handle their teams.

For Alex Cora, he prides himself as being one of the guys and it's not uncommon to see him hanging out with his players inside the clubhouse. For John Farrell, who managed the Red Sox from 2013-17, he didn't do that as much, as he spent most of his time in his office.

Speaking prior to Game 2 of the World Series, Brock Holt was asked what the biggest difference is between the two, and the Red Sox utility man gave a very honest answer.

"For me personally, it's communication," he said. "Being able to know what's going on, what's going through his head, when we're playing, when we're not playing, certain situations where we might come in during the game. It just makes it so much easier as a team to go out and perform. There wasn't a whole lot of communication in the past.

"And just kind of the vibe that he brings, the looseness. Not being too far removed from playing himself, he understands the game is hard. And he believes in us. I just think the overall vibe that he brings to the team, to the clubhouse, is so positive that it's easy for us to go out and kind of do what we've been doing."

Cora is attempting to do something Farrell was able to do in his first year -- win a World Series.

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