Items from the very busy Friday news dump around MLB:
Red Sox Higher Alex Cora
Of course they did. I’m not sure people are surprised that the Red Sox withdrew the manager, which led them to the 2018 World Series title, which has their coaching staff almost intact and coming back to baseball after nine months of service His suspension for his role in the 2017 Astros’ sign-theft scandal was fully approved by the MLB. Maybe the way GM Cham Bloom laid such a wide net for other options, none of which managed the big leagues one day.
Allow Bloom to have the general thoughtfulness and completeness of his methods. But when your choice is Alex Cora or someone you believe in managing the Red Sox It is possible Next be Alex Kora, you employ Alex Kora. Sam Fuld and James Rawson could make good managers in one day. It was not the time, the city or the team, to take such a flight when a known object was another option.
“I like Cora,” a rival executive said. “But the problem right now is the Red Sox are not very good. I don’t think he can make a difference. You are telling me that you would have asked a person who had never been successful before walking into that city and taken over? Cham could not do this.
Never forget that A.J. Cora, unlike Hinch, was an active participant in the Astros’ scandal, not just an understudy. He does not go away. The Red Sox are not pretending or condensing it. This does not prevent him from returning to his line of work after meeting the conditions of his punishment. Boston hired the best available manager for the team.
Justin Turner apologizes
Turner faded the Dodgers’ World Series victory by defying MLB protocol and common sense, sometimes without a mask, when he knew he was COVID positive. Whatever perception one might have of taking a picture with his wife, he “left some people on the field”, as he wrote, when he should have left his isolation room and stepped into the dugout. I saw Turner there and it was clear from where he was standing that he could see that the Kafirs were full of people – from 100 to 200. And yet he persisted.
Turner made a series After bad decisions: when he left the isolation room, when he left the dugout, when he took off his mask, when he lay for at least 15 minutes, often hugging people, etc.
“I sincerely apologize to everyone on the field for failing to appreciate the risks of returning to the field,” wrote Turner in a statement.
good for her. The shine of the World Series is not returning. A masked, COVID positive player, freely mingles with a crowd of people, otherwise a permanent image from a successful postseason. A fine has been imposed for Turner. Commissioner Rob Manfred can’t change it, but he does the best he can to reduce it – which is why on Friday afternoon he didn’t give Turner any punishment and even said some blame, MLB said That situation can be handled. More effectively. “
Steve Cohen gets to work
Upon closing the sale of his purchase of the New York Mets, the new owner immediately cleaned the house, showing five officers, including GM Brody van Wegen. This may sound cool, but it is the right move for new ownership, especially when it comes to ridding people of space with close ties to Wilson, the former owners.
Cohen’s top executive, Sandy Alderson, formerly worked for the Mets and knows where there is a need to cut those ties. According to a source familiar with Alderson’s thinking, Alderson wants to establish a two-tiered executive hierarchy that reports to him: president of baseball operations and a general manager. The source said Alderson has not yet reached the preferred candidates.
The source said, “You know how Sandy is: everything by the book.” “I’m sure he will start now that the sale is closed. In today’s game, the job is too big for just one man.
“I think they’re doing the right thing here. You come up with your own ideas of how you want to run things. It’s like a football coach who runs a Wishbone. He says he is a team Handles who is committing crimes in the West Coast. If you keep the same people, you spend a lot of time, just bringing those people to speed on the wishbone that it stops you from accomplishing that What are you trying to do. “