Keller @ Large: Red Sox And Their Fans Should Be Thankful For Alex Cora

BOSTON (CBS) – He’s the toast of New England and the object of great admiration all around Major League Baseball after a series with the Yankees that was one of the greatest displays of managerial skill in recent memory. But do we really appreciate what we have in Red Sox manager Alex Cora?

Remember that when Cora was hired away from the Houston Astros a year ago this month, he inherited a Red Sox team that had some serious cultural problems.

The manager had lost the respect of the players, and some of the players had in turn lost favor with the fans over both their on-and off-field blunders. The team was spending nearly $200 million and winning their division but folding early in the playoffs and something needed to be done.

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Alex Cora. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

That something was hiring Cora, a veteran infielder with 13…

Original published: 2018-10-11 07:45:02 Read the full Boston News here


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