6:36 AM EDT, Sun October 21, 2018
www.bostonherald.com 6 hours ago
Cora: MVP favorite Mookie Betts could play 2B in World Series

Cora: MVP favorite Mookie Betts could play 2B in World Series

BOSTON — With a championship at stake, AL MVP favorite Mookie Betts is ready to do anything manager Alex Cora asks.Even if that means dusting off his infielders mitt.Cora said Saturday he might use the Gold Glove right fielder at second base during the World Series, a move that would make space in the lineup for slugger J.D. Martinez when the series shifts to Dodger Stadium.Martinez has two homers and nine RBIs as Bostons designated hitter this postseason, and when Boston loses the DH under National League rules in Los Angeles, Cora has to find a spot for him on the field. His best position...
The Republican 12 hours ago
Mookie Betts downplays extra work at second during Boston Red Sox World Series workout, 'If the time comes, I'll be ready'

Mookie Betts downplays extra work at second during Boston Red Sox World Series workout, 'If the time comes, I'll be ready'

Red Sox's Alex Cora didn't rule out the possibility of Mookie Betts playing second base during the World Series when the Red Sox are without a DH in the NL park.
NESN.com 12 hours ago

Could Mookie Betts Play Second Base In World Series? Alex Cora Addresses Idea

It’s all hands on deck when trying to capture a World Series championship, and it appears the Boston Red Sox... Read More »
The Republican 13 hours ago
World Series 2018: Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora non-committal on Rafael Devers as starting third baseman

World Series 2018: Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora non-committal on Rafael Devers as starting third baseman

Cora will likely continue to play the matchups instead of committing to Devers or Eduardo Nunez at third base.
The Republican 14 hours ago
World Series 2018: Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox second baseman? Alex Cora not ruling out

World Series 2018: Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox second baseman? Alex Cora not ruling out

The Red Sox will have three outfield spots for four players once the series shifts to a National League park for Games 3 and 4.
NESN.com 19 hours ago

Why Alex Cora Believes Astros Cheating Allegations Helped Red Sox In ALCS

For most managers, the idea of another team sneaking someone onto the field to point a camera in their dugout... Read More »
Over the Monster 20 hours ago
A Look Behind the Red Sox’ Postseason Platoons

A Look Behind the Red Sox’ Postseason Platoons

As if Alex Cora can’t see the future anyway. Throughout the 2018 postseason, Alex Cora has mostly stuck with the same strict platoons at second base and third base: Ian Kinsler and Eduardo Nunez play against lefties, Rafael Devers and Brock Holt play against righties. There have been some exceptions to this, but it does make some sense on the surface. Obviously, Kinsler and Nunez are right-handed hitters while Devers and Holt bat from the left side, but seems a bit odd once you dig deeper. Let’s start with second base first, shall we? The difference between Kinsler and Holt since the...
Over the Monster 23 hours ago
Daily Red Sox Links: Jackie Bradley Jr., Craig Kimbrel, Alex Cora

Daily Red Sox Links: Jackie Bradley Jr., Craig Kimbrel, Alex Cora

The Red Sox won 108 games in the regular season and were the best team in baseball all the way through. And, somehow, they’ve just continued to get better in the postseason. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald) By now you know Jackie Bradley Jr. won the ALCS MVP. This award is the culmination of years of work for the Red Sox center fielder. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Jen McCaffrey has a look at the trust that has built between Alex Cora and his players. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic) ($$) With Craig Kimbrel supposedly fixing a pitch-tipping issue, have we see the last of heart-attack...
NESN.com Oct 19, 2018

Alex Cora’s Family Moment After ALCS Game 5 Win Will Warm Your Heart

Alex Cora had quite the Thursday. The Red Sox earned a thrilling win over the Houston Astros in Game 4... Read More »
NESN.com Oct 19, 2018

Alex Cora Asked For One Thing During His Red Sox Contract Negotiation

Home was in Alex Cora’s heart when he was trying to confirm his most recent career move. The Boston Red... Read More »
Over the Monster Oct 19, 2018
Thursday belonged to David Price

Thursday belonged to David Price

There were other standouts, but no one can take the spotlight from Price Thursday was Alex Cora’s birthday, and he celebrated in style. The Red Sox gave him not one, but two wins to celebrate his 43rd year on this planet, and then they sprayed champagne all over the place to top it all off. He had a pretty good day, is what I’m trying to say. Thursday was a day of redemption for Jackie Bradley Jr., whose inconsistency finally broke a pretty sizable portion of Red Sox fans this year. He’s always caught the ire of fans throughout his career, and for as great as his defense is the lack...
Over the Monster Oct 19, 2018
Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, David Price, Craig Kimbrel

Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, David Price, Craig Kimbrel

All year long, people have been looking for reasons to doubt this Red Sox team despite them being the best team in baseball from the start of the year. Maybe we should stop. (D.J. Bean; NBC Sports Boston) Alex Cora made all the difference in this season for the Red Sox, even if we may have overestimated his impact on this series specifically. (Greg Bedard; Boston Sports Journal) ($$$) Speaking of Cora, he had some words for a specific media member’s pregame thoughts on David Price. (Nicole Yang; Boston.com) To close out the game Craig Kimbrel looked like a different pitcher. How’d he do...
Tampa Bay Times Oct 19, 2018
Price helps Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

Price helps Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

HOUSTON - What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He's taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World Series.Former Rays starter David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 Thursday night in Game 5
NESN.com Oct 19, 2018

Watch Red Sox Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ To Alex Cora After Clinching ALCS

Alex Cora could not have asked for a better 43rd birthday. Cora kicked off his special day with a bang,... Read More »
NESN.com Oct 19, 2018

Alex Cora Lauds Red Sox’s Ability To Win Three Games In Houston In ALCS

The Boston Red Sox certainly had the cards stacked against them entering Tuesday. With their American League Championship Series with... Read More »

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