Alex Cora

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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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Rob Bradford
March 31, 2018 - 2:31 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The first two games? Identical lineups. Game 3? Not so much. With the Rays choosing to go with a bullpen game instead of designating a starting pitcher, Red Sox manager Alex Cora has chosen to mix things up a bit for his own lineup. Two regulars will start the night on the...
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Ryan Hannable
March 30, 2018 - 6:12 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Red Sox Nation was clearly upset following Thursday's Opening Day 6-4 loss to the Rays. In the six-run eighth inning, manager Alex Cora, who was managing his first big league game, made a few decisions that could have been questioned by some, and since this is 2018, a lot of...
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Alex Reimer
March 30, 2018 - 1:39 pm
Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski isn’t pushing the panic button. In an interview Friday with OMF, Dombrowski addressed the Red Sox’ Opening Day debacle. Their bullpen surrendered a four-run lead in the eighth to the Rays, allowing six runs to cross the plate. Joe Kelly was...
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John Tomase
March 29, 2018 - 9:41 pm
Oh, to be a fly on the wall in John Farrell's kitchen. If the phrase, "Ain't as easy it looks," were muttered, would anyone object? Same goes for, "See? It wasn't me." Welcome to Boston, Alex Cora. Hope you brought a helmet. The new Red Sox manager debuted on Thursday in St. Petersburg, and for...
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Ryan Hannable
March 29, 2018 - 8:27 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- That was not the start the Red Sox were looking for. Leading 4-0 going into the bottom of the eighth inning, the Red Sox bullpen allowed six runs to blow a dominant Chris Sale outing, falling to the Rays 6-4 on Opening Day. After Sale threw six scoreless innings, Matt Barnes...
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Ryan Hannable
March 28, 2018 - 7:34 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After the final spring training game on Tuesday, the Red Sox bussed from Fort Myers to Tampa in advance of Thursday's opener. Instead of going their separate ways and doing their own thing, everyone got together for a dinner. It wasn't just the team, either. It was the...
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Rob Bradford
March 28, 2018 - 3:40 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Alex Cora identified Hanley Ramirez as his No. 3 hitter early on in camp, and sure enough, that's where the first baseman will find himself on Opening Day. The Red Sox manager said Wednesday that Ramirez would get the start at first and hit behind No. 2 hitter Andrew...
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Ryan Hannable
March 26, 2018 - 4:44 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It seems like the Red Sox' Opening Day 25-man roster is set and the starting rotation is also set as well. Speaking Monday afternoon, manager Alex Cora said the starting rotation would be as follows: Chris Sale (Thursday vs. Tampa), David Price (Friday vs. Tampa), Rick Porcello...
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