Boston Red Sox: Alex Cora announced as new manager

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After letting John Farrell go, the Red Sox have quickly found his replacement. After a brief search, Alex Cora has been named as the new manager.

After a brief search, Dave Dombrowski has officially found his guy to take over the Boston Red Sox.

Alex Cora, current bench coach of the Houston Astros, has been announced as the Red Sox manager as soon as the Astros season is over, per Ken Rosenthal.

Rosenthal has been doing some great reporting, as usual on this story. He is also reporting that Cora’s deal with the Sox will be a three-year deal.

There was a report early on Saturday that the Nationals were seeking permission to interview Cora for their managerial opening. But as the first tweet shows, that report has turned out not to be true. Rosenthal has stated that the Nationals are “not in the picture.”

The Red Sox confirmed the news on Sunday, alleviating any concerns that another team would swoop in and steal their top target away.

This good news for the Red Sox came just after Cora’s team, the Houston Astros, advanced to their first World Series since 2005. Cora has been a prime managerial candidate for a few years now, and he has finally picked his spot.

There are a lot of people who believe that Cora is responsible for a lot of the Astros success, mainly because the way he can communicate to younger players.

Many believe Cora will be a great manager due to his ability to relate to the younger players. The Red Sox certainly have a young core, and it will be fun to watch Cora try to get the most out of this young core.

Hopefully with a deal in place with Cora, and he can help coach his team to a World Series title.

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Cora could be the first domino to fall in what could be an interesting offseason for the Red Sox.

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