The Boston Red Sox officially moved on from interim manager Ron Roenicke yesterday and Alex Cora just cracked a smile. Boston hired a replacement that they could get rid of at year’s end and now’s the perfect time to bring back Alex Cora.
Ron Roenicke is out as Red Sox manager. Cue the Alex Cora speculation.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 27, 2020
After a Red Sox season that could only make Yankees fans smile, the team needs Cora’s leadership. Sure, plenty of fans will argue that they need Alex Cora’s ability to cheat, but the locker room remembers the culture. Keeping pieces from championship teams has always been beneficial to all aspects of a team’s success.
Developing young contributors and getting the most out of free agents is a game best played by an experienced manager. Cora provides comfort to a Red Sox team and fanbase that they can get back to 2018’s success.
Are people still mad?
Regardless of how upset opposing fan bases may be, majority of the Red Sox faithful couldn’t give a rip about the scandal. Anyone remember the Patriots fans that went on and on about deflate-gate? Sports fans have never cared about cheating unless it directly impacted your favorite team from winning.
Boston now possesses a top pick in the 2021 MLB Draft and figures to get Cy Young winner Chris Sale back at some point. Cora’s reunion isn’t exactly being met by NFC East competition, but he will bring them the mojo. The 2020 Red Sox were a watered down and poorly coached version of the Angels: They couldn’t pitch.
At least this organization knows they have an answer in Alex Cora and a clear area for improvement into the offseason.
Your choice for next Red Sox manager:— Tom Keegan (@TomKeeganBoston) September 27, 2020
Check out the comment section in this post alone and see if any Red Sox fans have a negative word to say on Alex Cora. As a Yankees fan myself, I can say that it should be clear as day who walks the lineups out for Boston on Opening Day. Alex Cora is the obvious pick and the Boston Red Sox shouldn’t give a damn who cries about it.