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Rob Bradford
April 11, 2018 - 5:24 pm
Second base is the only position Blake Swihart has never played in a game. But desperate times are leading to desperate measures. With Swihart having only seen seven plate appearances this season, and without the option of going to Triple-A Pawtucket without clearing waivers, the Red Sox asked the...
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Alex Reimer
April 11, 2018 - 3:32 pm
It’s not surprising to Red Sox manager Alex Cora his team is off to a blistering 9-1 start. In his weekly interview Wednesday with “Dale & Keefe,” the new skipper said the Red Sox’ strong finish to Spring Training was an indication they would win games right away. “Spring Training doesn’t count...
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Alex Reimer
April 11, 2018 - 12:44 pm
John Farrell provided the Red Sox with a pretty good life. They won a World Series under his stewardship and captured the AL East twice. Sure, there were flashier managers with more affability and a greater understanding of analytics. But Farrell was solid. It’s hard to complain about 93-win...
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John Tomase
April 10, 2018 - 4:29 pm
Sunday's 8-7 comeback win over the Rays was notable for a six-run eighth, but also for a curious decision by manager Alex Cora not to replace left fielder J.D. Martinez in the top of the ninth. It turns out there's a reason for that -- Cora screwed up. Exhibiting candor not often associated with a...
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Rob Bradford
April 07, 2018 - 11:03 am
The best starting rotation in baseball (after seven games, anyway) is about to get all its guys back. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Saturday morning that Drew Pomeranz -- who has been sidelined with a strained flexor tendon -- will pitch for Triple-A Pawtucket Sunday at McCoy Stadium. If all goes...
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Ryan Hannable
April 05, 2018 - 11:55 am
This likely won't last long. Wednesday was an off-day for the Red Sox as they got settled in Boston for the first time after spending over two months in Florida, and manager Alex Cora went about his business by getting a few things at a Target in Boston. He was able to do so without being...
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Alex Reimer
April 04, 2018 - 3:05 pm
Alex Cora’s Red Sox managerial career is off to a great start. The team is 5-1 heading into its home opener Thursday and has squeaked out several one-run and extra-inning wins through the first week of the season. As a result, Cora hasn’t faced a lot of media scrutiny yet. But he still expects to...
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Rob Bradford
April 04, 2018 - 1:10 am
MIAMI -- We knew Alex Cora the player. We knew Alex Cora the spring training manager. But we didn't know Alex Cora the manager until the last six games. What we also didn't know was what Cora's team might look (and feel) like. Now we have a much better idea. The Red Sox are hitting their home...
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Rob Bradford
April 02, 2018 - 6:11 pm
MIAMI -- Alex Cora left his mark on the University of Miami, enough to be inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame. So when Cora returned to the city with his Red Sox for their two-game series against the Marlins, the questions about his four-year stay here were inevitable. But while his...
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Alex Reimer
April 02, 2018 - 2:26 pm
Alex Cora’s most questionable decision in his first weekend as Red Sox skipper can be easily defended. The same can’t be said about his fellow managerial newcomers' blunders. Cora’s decision to bypass lefty Bobby Poyner in the eighth inning on Opening Day and keep closer Craig Kimbrel sitting in...
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