Alex Cora shall be again as Pink Sox supervisor in 2020, workforce president and CEO Sam Kennedy confirmed Tuesday, solely days after Boston fired president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski lower than a 12 months after a World Sequence title.
The Pink Sox are 76-69 getting into Wednesday’s sport, 9 video games out of the second AL wild card with 17 to play, a disappointing follow-up to 2018’s 108-win workforce that beat the Dodgers in 5 video games to seize its fourth title in 15 years.
“No doubt, it has been a difficult season for all of us,” Kennedy stated Tuesday on WEEI. “But we’re really confident in Alex Cora.”
Cora will get a brand new boss this winter when the Pink Sox rent a substitute for Dombrowski, who employed Cora in November 2017.
“(Owners) John Henry, Tom Werner and I spent a lot of time (Monday) with Alex and spent some time with the players and expressed our confidence and support for Alex and the incredible job he has done,” Kennedy stated. “He has been everything you would want in a manager, and I can’t speak more highly of Alex and the job that he’s done. And the job I know he’ll do as we move forward.”
Although Cora wasn’t thought of to be on the new seat so quickly after the 2018 title, the workforce’s on-field efficiency mixed with a complete payroll that approaches $229 million and Dombrowski’s exit left open the query of additional change.
Tuesday’s vote of confidence has been interpreted by some to point that one of many executives combining to switch Dombrowski on an interim foundation — assistant GMs Eddie Romero, Zack Scott and Brian O’Halloran and senior VP of main and minor league operations Raquel Ferreira — has an inside observe for the everlasting job.
The explanation: A sturdy exterior candidate, which presumably is how the Pink Sox would set their sights, won’t contemplate the job if it comes with a holdover supervisor. Not one of the 4 within the interim position would seem to have an issue with Cora.