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Thread: Sox to hire Alex Cora as manager

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    Sox to hire Alex Cora as manager

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb...D=ansmsnnews11

    Most of you guys called this. He certainly knows the game
    The rebuild is complete.

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    I like the signing, but I admit, I don't know much about AC as a manager.

    I wish we could have kept JF as our pitching coach.
    \It doesn't work that way: I know.

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    Maybe he'll bring in Joey Cora to be his bench coach...

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    Seems like desperate dave was locked on him from day one,

    He needs to make sure this works.

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    I didn't know that you could name someone as a manger while they are still under contract during a season.
    The King of TalkSox has Spoken.

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    This is true. Baseball is such a random sport.
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    [T]he conclusion to be drawn is that there is no practical value in seeking this ideal lineup, and in that case any way in which it might be meaningfully termed "best" is irrelevant, academic at best, pedantic at worst

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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    I didn't know that you could name someone as a manger while they are still under contract during a season.

    The headline says "after ALCS."

    Seems a bit presumptuous. The Astros' season might not be over after the ALCS...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    The headline says "after ALCS."

    Seems a bit presumptuous. The Astros' season might not be over after the ALCS...
    And this does not constitute tampering?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmi View Post
    This is true. Baseball is such a random sport.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dojji View Post
    [T]he conclusion to be drawn is that there is no practical value in seeking this ideal lineup, and in that case any way in which it might be meaningfully termed "best" is irrelevant, academic at best, pedantic at worst

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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    And this does not constitute tampering?
    Houston gave the Sox permission to interview Cora.

    Everyone knew Bill Parcells was going to the Jets when the Pats were headed to the superbowl.

    Who gives a shit? It's a rich man's game.
    "Hating the Yankees like it's a religion since 94'" RIP Mike.


    "It's also a simple and indisputable fact that WAR isn't the be-all end-all in valuations, especially in real life. Wanna know why? Because an ace in run-prevention for 120 innings means more often than not, a sub-standard pitcher covering for the rest of the IP that pitcher fails to provide. You can't see value in a vacuum when a player does not provide full-time production."

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    The Astros have been pushing his manager candidacy for some time. And it's not like he's the manager, or a player, but a bench coach. I expect he will be officially named after the AL final, but continue in his position with the Astros during the Series.

    Perhaps one reason for the hire is that we might foresee a trade with Miami which would most probably add more Latin players to our roster. He will also be in a position to help recruit Latin players.

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    Good luck, Alex.

    I hope this board goes easy on you.

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    AC - your first move should be to fire buttermaker as 3rd base coach.
    thank you,
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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    And this does not constitute tampering?
    No, because it's for a promotion and Houston apparently gave permission for the interview.

    It does somewhat violate the MLB policy of not making major announcements and transactions during the playoffs, but that gets broken all the time with no repercussions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    No, because it's for a promotion and Houston apparently gave permission for the interview.

    It does somewhat violate the MLB policy of not making major announcements and transactions during the playoffs, but that gets broken all the time with no repercussions...
    No it doesn't - the Red Sox have not made any announcement. This is a report that the Sox WILL.

    And yeah - the Astros gave him permission to interview, it was a promotion. (the former is the key - note the Sox denied Lovullo permission to interview in 2015 iirc)

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    Could Cora fall flat on his face? Sure.

    But - much like Francona in 2004 ... if you were to build a profile for a perfect managerial prospect for the Red Sox, he is as good a resume as it gets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    No, because it's for a promotion and Houston apparently gave permission for the interview.

    It does somewhat violate the MLB policy of not making major announcements and transactions during the playoffs, but that gets broken all the time with no repercussions...
    It just fits the personality profile of DD that this was announced so quickly -- faster than normal accepted practice. If he makes any big acquisitions, I would expect him to complete the acquisitions before Thanksgiving.
    The King of TalkSox has Spoken.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmi View Post
    This is true. Baseball is such a random sport.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dojji View Post
    [T]he conclusion to be drawn is that there is no practical value in seeking this ideal lineup, and in that case any way in which it might be meaningfully termed "best" is irrelevant, academic at best, pedantic at worst

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