A former Los Angeles Dodgers player sent a very interesting tweet about Alex Cora on Tuesday.
James Loney, who was drafted by the Dodgers in 2002 and played in the Majors with them from 2006-2012, said Cora treated him “wonderful” when he was with the Dodgers. What’s notable is that Loney said that while Cora has a reputation for being a great guy in baseball, Cora “always tried to gain an edge in anyway (sic) possible.”
Alex Cora treated me wonderful when I was with the @Dodgers and is known as one of the best guys in the game. In saying that, man has always tried to gain an edge in anyway possible, but when rules are broken you must pay the price. What’s done in the dark will come to light. https://t.co/I4HZNGOYWd
— James Loney (@james__loney) January 15, 2020
It sounds like Loney was not a fan of the Astros cheating.
Loney, now 35, last played in MLB in 2016. Cora was named by MLB as the mastermind behind the Astros’ sign-stealing strategy. The manager was fired by the Red Sox on Tuesday and awaits punishment from MLB, which is pending the league’s investigation of the 2018 Red Sox.