Alex Cora

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Rob Bradford
April 30, 2019 - 7:56 pm
Things have changed quite a bit since 1998. Just ask Alex Cora, or his rookie infielder Michael Chavis. Prior to the Red Sox' game against the A's the Red Sox manager reflected on just how differently first-year players are treated from when Cora broke into the big leagues 21 years ago. "You have...
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WEEI
April 30, 2019 - 4:20 pm
Alex Cora is still not ready to say publicly whether he'll be part of the Red Sox ' trip to the White House next week, but on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Tuesday, he did say he's "pretty sure" he knows what he's going to do. "On a daily basis I communicate with the people I really care, my...
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Rob Bradford
April 29, 2019 - 10:49 am
I would say this is starting to feel a whole lot like 2014 but it's not. At this time that year, there was probably a bit less panic considering the Red Sox were two games under .500 and three games out of first place. This time around they are sitting at 11-17 while residing 7 1/2 games back of...
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Alex Reimer
April 24, 2019 - 3:33 pm
Alex Cora isn’t panicking despite the Red Sox’ continued slow start. In his weekly interview Wednesday with OMF, the Sox skipper said he doesn’t regret keeping Matt Barnes sidelined in Game 1 of their doubleheader against the Tigers Tuesday, while Colten Brewer surrendered the lead in the eighth...
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Rob Bradford
April 23, 2019 - 12:01 pm
Christian Vazquez only got one start at designated hitter in the entire 2018 season. That came on June 7 against Detroit pitcher Matthew Boyd. It was the kind of lineup luxury afforded Red Sox manager Alex Cora for much of the season because he was carrying three catchers, with the presence of...
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Rob Bradford
April 18, 2019 - 9:25 am
As Nathan Eovaldi was cruising to the Yankees' lineup Wednesday night it struck me. No, it wasn't a sense of that all was suddenly right with the Red Sox' world with a starting pitcher actually living up to expectations. The feeling I couldn't shake was how mind-numbingly difficult it seemed to...
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Rob Bradford
April 18, 2019 - 7:14 am
Perhaps this is a hiccup. Maybe it is just part of an unpredictable process. But when it comes to Dustin Pedroia exiting Wednesday night's game against the Yankees in the second inning due to soreness in his left knee what is undeniable is this should be of some concern for the second baseman. For...
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Jim Hackett
April 18, 2019 - 6:27 am
Last week in this very space I wrote that though it may not be time to worry, concerns surrounding the Red Sox were very real. The column was merited at the time. Fast forward just one week and I’ll quote the great Jedi Master Yoda from the Empire Strikes Back: "Now, matters are worse." It is now...
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Ryan Hannable
April 15, 2019 - 3:49 pm
Through 17 games, the Red Sox are 6-11 and haven't won any of their five series' so far. Even following a bad 8-1 loss to the Orioles on Marathon Monday where the team only had four hits, manager Alex Cora isn't worried. "It doesn’t concern me. It’s just a bad start," he said. "We’ve shown flashes...
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Ryan Hannable
April 15, 2019 - 10:17 am
Monday is a whacky day at Fenway Park with the 11 a.m. start for the annual Marathon Monday game and also because of the Red Sox lineup. A change has Christian Vazquez playing second base and Steve Pearce playing left field. Dustin Pedroia originally was at second base, but the change now has him...
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