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Commentary: Red Sox had no choice but to fire Alex Cora

Jan 15, 2020 - Chicago Sun-Times

"We agreed that parting ways was the best thing for the organization,'' Cora said in a statement. "I do not want to be a distraction to the Red Sox as they move forward." The Boston Red Sox may have loved the man and believed in everything he stood for, but they simply had no choice.

Alex Cora had to go.

They fired him Tuesday evening.

Officially, they "parted ways," but make no mistake about it the Red Sox fired him. Even before his expected suspension gets handed down.

It would have been silly waiting until commissioner Rob Manfred's announcement. It's clear that Cora will get a longer suspension than Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch by participating in cheating schemes with the Astros in 2017 as their bench coach and perhaps with the Red Sox in 2018 as their ma...