The Boston Red Sox fired Alex Cora in a move that will have a big effect on the team’s future.
The Red Sox had to get rid of Cora. He was likely to get a lengthy suspension so they were going to need a new manager anyway. This will just help the team start 2020 with a clean slate.
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Now the decision to fire Cora will send shock waves throughout the Red Sox’s organization.
With Cora gone I think 2020 season will be a rebuilding year for Boston. They have a perfect excuse now that Cora is out.
Mookie Betts‘ future of the team was already in question. His 1-year arbitration deal was a temporary fix.
With the organization as shaky as it has ever been I don’t think Betts will want to commit to the Red Sox.
Boston can’t afford to not get anything in return for Betts. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mookie is dealt by the trade deadline.
David Price is also eating up a large chunk of money. The Red Sox could shed some salary by trading Price.
If this was to happen the Red Sox wouldn’t be losing a lot. Price had a mediocre 2019 with a 7-5 record with a 4.28 ERA.
Also due to the fallout from Cora’s firing, you have to wonder if free agents will want to come here. Why would a star player want to commit to a franchise that has been shaken to its core thanks to a sign-stealing scandal?
The Red Sox had to fire Cora and it’s hard to blame them for doing so but it will definitely affect the organization in 2020 and beyond.