The Boston Red Sox are very fortunate to have Alex Cora as their manager.
Sometimes, in pro sports; a head coach/manager comes around that fans appreciate and players will go to war with any day of the week. That’s the case with Alex Cora in Boston.
So it was fitting to see a big accomplishment happen with Cora and the Red Sox on Monday night.
The Boston Red Sox took care of the Minnesota Twins, by a score of 9-3. The win secured their fifth in a row and the first of a seven game road trip. It also gave the former Red Sox player/current manager his 400th career win as manager.
Boston Red Sox putting their full trust in Alex Cora
From the moment that Alex Cora was hired to be the manager of the Boston Red Sox, there was something about him that everyone trusted.
The 2018 season was obviously magical for a number of reasons. 108-54 during the regular season and 11-3 during the playoffs is just flat out domination.
The 2021 season was fun, getting back to the ALCS until Houston came back and won the series four games to two.
Then there were the bad seasons of 2019 and 2022. No playoff appearances, losses of big-time players after both of those respective seasons. But through those four seasons, Alex Cora was still doing his job!
Not to mention that the Red Sox brought him back after firing him for the 2020 season! If the Red Sox didn’t fully trust and love Cora, they wouldn’t have brought him back for a second stint.
Boston Red Sox being better as an organization with Alex Cora as manager
When it’s all said and done, the Boston Red Sox are better with Alex Cora being the manager of this team.
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There have been speculations about Cora lately. Could he leave for a college baseball job at the University of Miami? Is it possible that he wants to be fired because he doesn’t like the direction of the Red Sox?
A lot of people are also thinking that Chaim Bloom could be a reason why Alex Cora isn’t happy. Others have even said that the Boston Red Sox have to make a choice between the GM or the manager. In that case, take the manager. He’s beloved and does the job that you want him to do, even with the hand he’s been given.
400 wins as the manager of the Boston Red Sox is a great accomplishment for Alex Cora. He’s been through the ringer and back in his two stints as Red Sox manager.
Cora getting 400 wins with the Red Sox puts him up with some of the best Boston managers such as Don Zimmer and Terry Francona. Hopefully, there will hundreds of more wins in Boston.
But for now, Alex Cora needs to continue to win series as the Red Sox manager and surprise the rest of the MLB. They can beat the likes of the Yankees, Jays, and Orioles. But can they do it consistently? We’re about to find out.