Our cornerstone players loved him and played their best ball for him. Bring him back.
He's a good manager and he served his time. Bring him back.
He served his punishment, and if it's not the Red Sox it'll be someone else. There's clearly not as much of a "scarlet letter" with him than others involved with the Astros, so why not? Like it's been said above me the guys on this current roster loved playing for him then and would love to play for him again
These. All of these.I say yes as I think he was unfairly blamed for everything, served his punishment, and is the best available candidate.
I'd like to think they are. Especially after watching how Tampa Bay is doing this year. Let people with Tampa blood in their veins make the decisions.I like Cora. I think he’s a good manager. But they hired Chaim Bloom to be the GM. They should let him hire the manager that he thinks is the best for the club he is building.
Does it matter? He's a players manager who also happens to be a pretty damn good field general, too.How many of THOSE players will be on the 2021 roster?
Tito and Theo were know entities. How'd John and Tom deal with them?Does it matter? He's a players manager who also happens to be a pretty damn good field general, too.
Put another way: Cora's a known entity and product; he's well-liked in Boston (and guys like X, Devers, Sale, Nate, and a few other key pieces from 2018 should be on the 2021 roster): who would be a better pick than Alex Cora?
This is not meant as a zinger, but I think the purpose of the thread is to ask what we think.My answer is: if he’s the best candidate for the job.
I don’t want to bring Cora back exclusively because right his success here, but I also don’t think he should be ruled out from consideration due to his suspension from his time with Houston.
If Bloom and company think he’s the best man for the job, hire him.
I honestly have no idea what you're trying to say here. Cora played in the MLB. Are you saying because he was involved in the Houston scandal, players won't take him seriously?This is interesting to me as a coach. Is his aura, gravitas as a winner diminished from the scandal? I can think of two old school hockey coaches who had tons of success, and claimed to be NHL guys, only to have it come out they never played NHL. One guy it ended his career, because players never took him seriously again. Obviously I have not idea how this affects Cora, but it's not nothing.
Pretty sure bosockboy was responding to the Cora-White Sox rumor, and that Hinch is rumored to be up for the Chicago job. There have been no rumors or stories linking anyone to Boston (other than the speculation about Cora).Oh, please, NO!
I love Cora, but have doubts about him b/c of the taint of cheating. If they choose Hinch, I'm off and rooting full time for the Rays.
I made a comment about how a coaches rep can be damaged by revelations. I did not think I needed to spell out what had damaged the the rep of "returning from suspension" guy's rep. It seems you figured it out. In light of the anger directed at the Astro's Cora rep has taken a hit.I honestly have no idea what you're trying to say here. Cora played in the MLB. Are you saying because he was involved in the Houston scandal, players won't take him seriously?
Super job being rational about explaining your vague post regarding a hockey coach that lied about being a player. Keep up the good work champ.I made a comment about how a coaches rep can be damaged by revelations. I did not think I needed to spell out what had damaged the the rep of "returning from suspension" guy's rep. It seems you figured it out. In light of the anger directed at the Astro's Cora rep has taken a hit.
Just to be safe, see the Astros were stealing signs...JFC.
Come on it was that hard to connect the dots?Super job being rational about your vague post regarding a hockey coach that lied about being a player. Keep up the good work champ.
Was it that hard to just say "yes, that's what I meant' and drop the fucking snark?Come on it was that hard to connect the dots?
The players aren't going to give a shit one way or the other. This isn't whatever hockey coach you're vaguely referring to. They likely already knew it anyway and/or had some version of their own sign stealing when he was here. All teams do it in some fashion. It's not like the Astros were trailblazers, it was overblown from jump street. Teams have been stealing signs forever; shit we stole signs in Legion ball 25 years ago; it's part of the game. It's why catchers have different signs with a guy ons second and the third base coach does his dance. The Astros just got a bit too brazen about it, it hit the media and then a shit show had to ensue.Cora is the same guy, but how players perceive him may have changed, especially guys that didn't play for him before. They may see him as a victim and want to win for him who knows.
I think you need to learn how to spell Belichick and take it down a notch on the persecution juice. The amount of hubris on this board that everyone is a boogeyman out to get a Boston team is juvenile.The perception of the players often matters more than what a coach is saying. Belicek isn't the first, or only person to say "do your job" or run players hard after practice, but based on all he has earned guys buy in, guys give more effort. He has earned it. I think the cheating allegations are as much an effort to erode what players, potential free agents, etc think about him by jealous rivals, as it is an effort to tarnish NE legacy. They are often the same thing.