A day after the firing of Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow, the Boston Red Sox have officially decided to proceed in a similar fashion in regards to sign stealing allegations. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the Boston Red Sox have fired manager Alex Cora.
Alex Cora is out as Boston Red Sox manager following the fallout of the sign-stealing scandals that have enveloped baseball.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 15, 2020
Alex Cora was once upon a time a Dodger and was the manager for the Red Sox in 2018 that helped defeat the Dodgers in the World Series. Cora was one of the league’s best up and coming managers and might never find a prominent job in Major League Baseball depending on the length of his involvement in recent cheating allegations against clubs he has been tied to.
BREAKING: Per source, 3B Josh Donaldson has agreed to a four-year deal with the Minnesota Twins.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 15, 2020
Cora was the bench coach for the Houston Astros in 2017 and was reportedly the lead in the efforts to electronically steal signs for them in the World Series. Across the 2018 season, the Boston Red Sox have been accused of stealing signs while Cora was at the helm. He is the only known constant at this point.
The Red Sox and Alex Cora have released a joint statement regarding their decision to mutually part ways. The league has also been rumored to be coming to a head in terms of their punishment for the Red Sox and Alex Cora.
— Red Sox (@RedSox) January 15, 2020
The news keeps getting worse and worse for the look of MLB, but at least going forward, fans around the league should get their justice served.