Red Sox: Alex Cora’s to do list for the 2018 season

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The Red Sox found their manager, but there are still things that he could work on to make this Red Sox team reach its full potential. Here is the list.

HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 20: Alex Cora (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 20: Alex Cora (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

It has been just over a month since Alex Cora was named the next manager of the Boston Red Sox. In that time, not much has been done, but soon it will be time for him to make some changes.

One could argue, and have a legit argument, that the Red Sox underachieved last year. Sure, winning the division title was amazing, but they still did not advance past the ALDS.

There were some serious issues with last years team, and the main one was that nobody lived up to expectations. Mookie Betts had a drop off-season from his near MVP year. Andrew Benintendi may have had the best season of anybody on the team, but he was only a rookie. Hanley Ramirez was a huge disappointment. Heck, even David Price could not stay healthy enough to have a good season.

The Sox let John Farrell go because he could not communicate with the young players, and he never reached the max potential of this young team. Cora, despite being a young coach, likely will not have a long leash when it comes to underachieving.

Cora will definitely make some changes next season, but we made a to-do list for him. These things are the top things he can do which would help make this Red Sox team tap into its potential.

None of these things involve free agents. The answers to these questions are all players that are in-house.

Let’s take a look at the first thing on his to-do list.