Red Sox Fire Cora For Role In Astros’ Cheating Scheme

Jonathan Grant | January 15th, 2020

On Monday, we learned the fate of the Houston Astros after MLB’s investigation into their player-ran cheating scheme. Rather than punishing any players, the brunt of the weight of the organization came down upon manager AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow. Following that, former Astros bench coach Alex Cora, a man that led the Boston Red Sox to the World Series in 2018, has now been let go by the Red Sox.

New York Post

This comes after commissioner Rob Manfred’s report stated that Cora was one of the masterminds, along with new New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran, in the entire Astros scheme. To make matters worse on Cora, who has not yet been punished by MLB but will likely be extremely stiffly dealt with beyond this firing, the Red Sox are also believed to have cheated in some way in their own World Series season in 2018. That means the Los Angeles Dodgers lost two World Series’ in a row to teams instituting unfair advantages. Still yet, the charges seem a little lax, with many feeling that the players should be held accountable rather than totally overlooked. For now we will await the length of Cora’s suspension and see if it is longer than the others, but we do know he’ll no longer be the manager of the Red Sox.

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