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Whack-a-Manager With Alex Cora

After letting Pat Murphy know he would not be getting the job, the search began for a new manager of the San Diego Padres. Sources are telling us who is being interviewed for the position, so let’s take a closer look. It’s time to play Whack-a-Manager with Alex Cora! Younger brother of former Padres infielder, Joey Cora, Alex was an infielder for six teams over 14 years...
Via Padres Public
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Gardenhire, Cora Among Hand-full of Managerial Considerations

The San Diego Padres wrapped up their 2015 season on October 4th, finishing with a 74-88 record. Later that day, the Padres announced that interim manager Pat Murphy was dismissed from his duties. With a search for a new manager comes much speculation. Here, however, is not a list of speculations, but instead a list of managerial candidates that the Padres have actually reached out...
Via Friarhood
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Sox Infielder Alex Cora Up For Padre Skipper?

First, it was Mike Dee. Then, Don Orsillo. And now, perhaps, former Red Sox infielder Alex Cora will be heading to San Diego. Multiple reports suggest that Cora is among the leading contenders to land the Padres managerial job. Cora was always considered a 'coach on the field' during his playing days, and has been mentioned several times in the past for open skipper jobs. This time...
Via FenwayNation
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Do John Farrell a favor and turn the Sox over to Alex Cora

(Jim Davis, The Boston Globe)Bill Foley (@Foles74)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox just took two out of three games from Kansas City Royals and their eleventy billion All-Star votes, so this might not be the best time to reiterate this stance.Still, it is time to fire John Farrell.It certainly is not fair to blame the entire mess of the 2015 Red Sox on the manager.His intentionally...
Via RedSoxLife
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Cora: Rusney Castillo Could Become ‘Game-Changer’ Atop Red Sox Lineup

This embed is invalid" /> Rusney Castillo has a fan in Alex Cora. Cora, a former Boston Red Sox infielder, recently managed Castillo in Puerto Rican winter ball. The 27-year-old outfielder left quite the impression on Cora despite only playing in 10 games for the skipper’s Criollos de Caguas squad. “He has a great approach,” Cora said Thursday...
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Cora: Rusney Castillo Is ‘Ready To Play In The Big Leagues’

When Rusney Castillo first became available after defecting from Cuba, many were worried that his roughly year-and-a-half long break from baseball would hurt his transition into the major leagues. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. Alex Cora, manager of the Puerto Rico Winter League’s Criollos de Caguas, told WEEI’s Rob Bradford that the Boston...
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rusney Hits .405 In Puerto Rican Winter League

(Getty Images)Rusney Fever—Catch It! Rusney Castillo—the likely starting center-fielder for your 2015 Boston Red Sox—just ended his stint in the Puerto Rican Winter League hitting .405! In 37 at-bats hitting lead-off for Alex Cora's Criollos de Caguas team, Castillo had one home run and two stolen bases. Of his hitting, Cora commented, "He didn't try and pull too much. Most...
Via FenwayNation
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Cora: Red Sox’s Rusney Castillo Impressive, ‘Not A Prima Donna’

This embed is invalid" /> Rusney Castillo has left quite the impression on his winter ball manager. Castillo, who signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Boston Red Sox in August, has been playing for Criollos de Caguas in the Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente in Puerto Rico in an effort to prepare for his first major league...
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas wraps up planned interviews with Bogar, Cora

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have interviewed interim manager Tim Bogar for the job as Ron Washington's full-time replacement. Bogar and former major league player Alex Cora were the last of the eight planned interviews. The team had no comment beyond announcing Friday's interviews. After Washington resigned for personal reasons Sept. 5, the Rangers went 14-8 under Bogar...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami one of NCAA's best at preparing players for majors

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Early Tuesday afternoon, the University of Miami baseball team found refuge from the heat inside the home dugout at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. As players spoke to the local media about the upcoming season, Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez lugged equipment back to his car after hitting in the cages. Minor league pitchers Chris Hernandez and Kyle...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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