Boston Red Sox: What firing of Alex Cora means for team

The Boston Red Sox fired Alex Cora in a move that will have a big effect on the team’s future.

After the details were released this move seemed like it was bound to happen. The Boston Red Sox fired Alex Cora and will have a new manager this season (hopefully before Spring Training).

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.

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?

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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.

 

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