Boston Red Sox: Alex Cora gets Twitter abuzz with posts

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 22: Manager Alex Cora of the Boston Red Sox reacts before a game against the Kansas City Royals on August 22, 2019 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The game is the completion of the game that was suspended due to weather on August 7 in the top of the 10th inning with a tied score of 4-4. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 22: Manager Alex Cora of the Boston Red Sox reacts before a game against the Kansas City Royals on August 22, 2019 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The game is the completion of the game that was suspended due to weather on August 7 in the top of the 10th inning with a tied score of 4-4. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) /
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Former Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora has gotten Twitter abuzz due to his posts, leading to speculation that he is set to return to the bench.

Almost from the moment that he was let go, there was speculation that Alex Cora would be returning to the Boston Red Sox when his AstroGate suspension ended. His replacement, Ron Roenicke, was only given a one year contract. With the Red Sox selling players to dip under the salary cap, this was a good time to let Cora take the season off and deal with his punishment.

The rumor mill is once again in full swing. This time, Cora himself is fanning those flames, due to several cryptic tweets.

It is worth noting that October 18 was Cora’s 45th birthday. However, that original tweet from 2017 could have referred to his being offered the Red Sox managerial role, something that was not announced until October 22 when the World Series had come to an end.

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After Roenicke posted a 24-36 record in 2020, it was not a surprise that he was let go. Presumably, the Red Sox managerial search would have begun immediately. However, even though other teams with managerial openings have had plenty of rumors swirling about, it has been silent on the Red Sox front.

In theory, this could mean that the Red Sox already have their candidate lined up and are just waiting for the right time to announce that hiring. Such as, when the World Series has come to an end, and a former manager is reinstated by Major League Baseball…

One can understand why the Red Sox would want Cora back. He won a World Series in his first season at the helm, and has a career 192-132 record on the bench. He is still considered one of the bright young minds in the game, someone whose coaching acumen is still prized despite his suspension.

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There has already been plenty of speculation that Alex Cora would return as the Boston Red Sox manager. His cryptic tweets over the past few days have only added more fuel to the fire.