The Boston Red Sox introduced Alex Cora as their manager this afternoon. Here are some thoughts on the introductory press conference.
From the opening remarks to the final word of the press conference, communication is a major focus for the Boston Red Sox, ladies, and gentlemen.
Dave Dombrowski and Red Sox management noticed that former skipper John Farrell didn’t get enough out of his players and a new lead voice was thereby needed in the clubhouse.
So far, it sounds like new manager Alex Cora and his staff want to be there for their players. Cora said so during his press conference.
"“I want players to respond.”"
He wants to communicate with his players and in his words, “see how they (the players) feel.”
In my opinion folks, communication and availability is the best course for the Sox right now. Were there times when the Red Sox underperformed/didn’t show up last season? Yes.
Hopefully, with this new mentality in the clubhouse, we’ll see more consistent play from the squad.
Cora beams with confidence
After watching this press conference, you can tell Alex Cora has confidence in himself that he’ll succeed in Boston.
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Dombrowski added in that Cora “embraces being in Boston” and looks to have accepted the challenge.
Boston expects championships every year. Alex Cora believes he’s the skipper that can lead the men to the mountaintop.
This is Dombrowski’s Team
This is it, ladies and gents. The real start to the Dave Dombrowski era begins now. No more leftovers from the time of Ben Cherington and John Farrell.
From here on out, Dombrowski is the one that’s accountable. He hand-picked his manager in Cora, hand-picked his advisors like Tony La Russa and Frank Wren.
Pressure is on you now, Mr. Dombrowski.