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The Alex Cora Difference

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by TheoShmeo, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Nevermore

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    During the broadcast last night, they showed some stats about Price's great record with the home plate umpire. I'm curious if that was a significant factor in Cora's decision to start Price on short rest? If so, might that be an emerging trend in playoff decision-making?
     
  2. dhappy42

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  3. Minneapolis Millers

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    Solid choice. Melvin took a low payroll team that suffered huge losses to its rotation and won 97 games. Impressive.
     
  4. gixer1k

    gixer1k Member SoSH Member

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    Yep, no issues with Melvin winning it.

    I'm guessing Cora wouldn't trade his latest trophy for it either.
     
  5. Detts

    Detts Member SoSH Member

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    The vote happens before the playoffs.
     
  6. brandonchristensen

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    Melvin and Cash deserved it. But I’m quite happy with Cora.
     
  7. DennyDoyle'sBoil

    DennyDoyle'sBoil Found no thrill on Blueberry Hill SoSH Member

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    I heard a snippet of an Alex Cora interview today that apparently was broadcast on XMSirius on the Duke Basketball Coach's show on the college basketball channel (I'm not going to try to spell his name -- the guy with the K). Anyone have a link? It sounded interesting.
     
  8. Al Zarilla

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    Mike Shashefski?
     
  9. drbretto

    drbretto guidence counselor SoSH Member

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    They say that the playoffs don't count for the voting here, but I think they will count for next year. IMO, Cora is 2019 manager of the year until someone steals it from him.
     
  10. joe dokes

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  11. tims4wins

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    It's Kroojewooski

     
  12. Al Zarilla

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  13. LesterFan

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  14. JimD

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  15. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

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    Yes, and also award the AL and NL pennants to the teams that gained the most wins year over year! After 10 years of that, turn the final standings upside down to determine playoff rivals. Endless possibilities!
     
  16. Papelbon's Poutine

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    Honestly who gives a shit? It would have been cool but end of day...?

    I’ve listened to Keefe whine about JD not making top three for mvp for like a week and his tent pole was ‘when it comes time to vote for HoF, these things matter! I’m going to be really upset if I look back years from now and he finished 6th or 7th!’

    Right. Because voters are sitting around and saying ‘well if he had only finished third that year instead of fifth, I’d vote for. But now....’ Winning mvp or cya sure, but stuff like moy or roy are pretty inconsequential in the grand scheme.
     
  17. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    How great is this news?

    And no one is talking about it?
     
  18. mt8thsw9th

    mt8thsw9th anti-SoSHal SoSH Member

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    A guy who can't even beat Bob Melvin? Consider me unimpressed.
     
  19. joe dokes

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    Wasn't Bob Melvin the guy who used to sub for Ted Sarandis on late nite WEEI in the early 80s?
     
  20. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I loved him with the Blue Notes
     
  21. joe dokes

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    I never realized Melvin was such a cheapskate, though. With all that access to Howard Hughes's money, you'd think he'd throw a few dollars at the A's.




    (oh my goodness gracious, baseball season may never get here......)
     
  22. dcmissle

    dcmissle Deflatigator Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    It’s tremendous. It’s the right thing and the smart thing.
     
  23. InsideTheParker

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    Too bad they had to raise ticket prices to pay for it.
     
  24. Pozo the Clown

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    The ticket price increase is to pay for Harper and Machado, not Cora's raise! ;)
     
  25. The Gray Eagle

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    For perspective on what the Manager of the Year award is worth, remember that John McNamara won it in 1986.
     
  26. DeadlySplitter

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    this is from Cafardo's Sunday notes [blech], but Cora had some comments on 2019. I really like Cora calling out players who could do better even off of a championship season. (I'll quote the whole section because screw Cafardo)

     

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