Boston Red Sox

Alex Cora was a manager the team could rally around in 2018 and 2019. Will having him back in the dugout help pick things up in 2021?

By Alex Barth,

Are the Red Sox narrowing in on re-hiring Alex Cora to be the next manager of the team? It’s starting to look that way.

According to Mass Live’s Chris Cotillo, top Red Sox executives flew to Puerto Rico last Friday to meet with Cora. The 2018 World Series-winning skipper has been reported as one of the finalists being considered for the job.

Cotillo reports that chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom and general manager Brian O’Halloran were two of the club’s representatives present at the meeting. It’s not known if any other members of the franchise were there.

It’s been reported that Red Sox ownership and players would prefer a Cora return. The wild card is Bloom, who has been given the lead on hiring a new manager. The fact he traveled to Puerto Rico to meet with Cora can be seen as an encouraging sign.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at