Boston Red Sox: 5 things to know about our new manager Alex Cora

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1. Cora is the general manager of the Puerto Rican National Team

In 2006 and 2009 Alex Cora was a player for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. He didn’t light it up, but he clearly had an impact on the team as he’s now their general manager.

While the team doesn’t have any Red Sox players on it, Cora has been dealing with a ton of major leaguers. Players like Yadier Molina, Javier Baez, Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor, and Carlos Beltran are on the Puerto Rican National Team, and so they’ve all dealt with Cora at some point. He has a ton of connections and experience in all facets of the game, and that should help him succeed in Boston.

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I truly believe that Alex Cora was 100% the correct choice to become the manager of the Boston Red Sox in 2018. His 3-year contract is conservative, but if he succeeds in years 1 and 2, I think a quick extension will come. With Chris Sale, David Price, Drew Pomeranz, Hanley Ramirez and the Killer B’s, Cora should win a World Series title for the Red Sox. So, do you agree that Cora was the right choice? Let me know on Twitter @CandCFansided.