Alex Cora

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Alex Cora said : “You see the talent. It’s just a matter of making some adjustments offensively,” “Recognize who you want to be and not please everybody. We had that conversation at one point during the season. Everybody talks about the strikeouts... He’s got the power, so there has to be a balance. I think, defensively, he did a good job in both corners. He learned first base and did an amazing job. We’ll see what the future holds” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

cbs46 Saturday, October 23, 2021 4:25:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We just got beat at the end, but when we look back and everything that we went through, the thoughts of this team early in the season, it’s just amazing,” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, October 23, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I just bet on my players,” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, October 23, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defence against us, we play defence against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, October 23, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

nbcnews Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

accesswdun Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We had bigger goals, but to be honest with you, I’m very proud of the group,” “We started off well. Then we kind of ran out of gas for a little bit, and then we came back” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora explained : “I just bet on my players,” “3-2 count. We put the ball in play against a sinkerballer, we score one. He (Maldonado) threw like a 1.4 to second, whatever he did, and we didn’t make contact, and he got thrown out. But that’s one of those that it’s a 3-2 count with a sinkerballer. We were trying to score one. ... Their catcher just came out shooting and he made a perfect throw” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them, we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

dailynews Saturday, October 23, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

wwlp Saturday, October 23, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, October 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "It’s not about technology or other stuff," "There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that" External link

timescolonist Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

wsvn Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defence against us, we play defence against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” External link

wmur Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

wmur Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

japantoday Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:22:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

seattlepi Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

click2houston Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

wftv Saturday, October 23, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

beaumontenterprise Saturday, October 23, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Closing series is not easy, either,” “We’ve been successful in this ballpark. They’ve been successful, too, in certain series. In others, they weren’t able to close it out. Obviously, history is not going to dictate what’s going to happen tonight, but we know who we are, we know what we’ve done the whole season” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We had our meals, too. Our ‘Gladiator’ meals,” “Players with the players, coaches with the coaches and front office people with front office people. They did damage. They did damage from what I heard. Very expensive” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : ”Obviously, we believe he can be a starter with time, but you never know what can happen in the future,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Everybody thought he was a starter, I think,” “Made a living on closing out games. You can’t get ahead of yourself. What’s he going to be or whatever? One thing for sure, he is going to be a good pitcher for a long, long time” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We had a Zoom meeting right before the Rule 5 and they were talking about actually two pitchers, and he was one of them, and I had no idea, to be honest with you,” “When we got to spring training — you can ask all these people — he threw the first bullpen out, and I was, like, ‘Whoa, what is this?’ The velocity, the mechanics, the intensity, the attention to detail in one bullpen. And then you see him in the weight room and in the training room, the way he acted, we knew he had a good one” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora noted : “We won three in a row at one point in the playoffs,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, October 22, 2021 12:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We need to stop their fast-break offense with men in scoring position, make them normal humans, not Hall of Famers,” “There are certain guys that, they’re not going to beat us tomorrow. There are other guys that have to step up for them” External link

bostonglobe Friday, October 22, 2021 12:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We learned a lot during the season, the first three games of the season, that it wasn’t going to be easy,” External link

masslive Friday, October 22, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “We’ve been in this situation before,” “In the next 24 hours, we’ll take a look at a few things. We learn from our mistakes and we’ll be ready for the next one. ... It’s not the first time we’ve been in this situation that is a must-win. We did it in (game No.) 162, and we did it in the Wild Card game” External link

masslive Friday, October 22, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "You can say all the cliches, right? One pitch at a time. One play at a time. One inning at a time. One game at a time. One day at a time," External link

irishsun Friday, October 22, 2021 2:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We didn’t think about walking him there,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 21, 2021 4:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We learned a lot during the season, the first three games of the season that it wasn’t going to be easy,” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora added : “We’ve been in this situation before,” “In the next 24 hours, we’ll take a look at a few things. We learn from our mistakes and we’ll be ready for the next one. ... It’s not the first time we’ve been in this situation that is a must-win. We did it in (game No.) 162, and we did it in the Wild Card game” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Yeah, a lot of people thought it was a strike,” “It was a good game until the end, right? We were one pitch away from ending that inning, and it didn’t happen, and then they scored seven” External link

highlandstoday Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We didn't think about walking him there,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Sometimes we get caught up too much on third time through the order,” External link

denverpost Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We did it in 162, and we did it in the Wild Card game,” External link

denverpost Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t see it as a slump. It’s two games,” “Obviously, it’s a series, but, I mean, we’ve been really good offensively the whole month” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think their guy was amazing,” “He was throwing harder than usual. The ball was moving. We didn’t hit the ball hard at all. I think we had two fly balls, if I’m not mistaken, and a home run, right? Credit to him. His sinker was unreal tonight. Unreal. You tip your hat to him and you move forward” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few things they’re doing that they didn’t do in the first three games, and we just got to be ready,” “One of the things that we do, you know, we learn a lot from what happened in the past, right? You know, this is a series that teams make adjustments. We have to make adjustments against them too pitching-wise” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Whatever his plan was or the approach was, was really good,” “Just stay on pitches against a tall, lanky -- he’s got elbows, knees, and everything, and different angle -- for him to hang in there, that was really good” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I understand how people think, but there were two lefties coming up too in that pocket, right? (Michael) Brantley, who he did an amazing job early on, and we had Alvarez,” “Still he is who he is, but he is Chris Sale. He is a lefty. He has made a living getting lefties out” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You’ve got to tip your hat to the kid, to the guy (Alvarez),” “He didn’t try to do too much on that first pitch with man on second and third, and he goes the other way” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora explained : “I really don’t like to bring them in a tie game or a one-run game. It just felt like yesterday it was a good lane for us right there,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “At the end he made pitches,” “He did make pitches, and it just didn’t work out” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He just is at another level, and he is very honest about it,” “If he feels good, he feels good. It’s not the, ‘Oh, I’ll give you one inning today,’ just to say it” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Michael Brantley ) : “We used Martín in that spot in Game 1 against Michael,” “So we felt like stretching Nate didn’t make sense. And Martín did a good job with him (in Game 1). He got a ground ball the other day. So that’s why he’s on this roster. He’s here to get lefties out. We just felt like lefty on lefty and make pitches and he got ambushed. That’s it. But we felt like that was right there his matchup” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "If it's a strike, it changes the whole thing, right," External link

usaToday Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Yeah, a lot of people thought it was a strike,” “It was a good game until the end, right? We were one pitch away from ending that inning, and it didn’t happen, and then they scored seven” External link

dailynews Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s not much to say in that clubhouse. We know where we’re at. They have a good team. I think it was a good game until the end, right?” “We were one pitch away from ending that inning, and it didn’t happen, and then they scored seven. So we’ll be ready tomorrow. Just like every day. You win, you turn the page. You lose, you turn the page, and be ready” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I know we only had three or four hits, but we had traffic the whole time,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s not much to say in that clubhouse. We know where we’re at,” “We knew the only thing that was guaranteed after last night was Game 6, right? So they have a good team. I think it was a good game until the end, right? We were one pitch away from ending that inning, and it didn’t happen, and then they scored seven” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not that I’m mad at him,” External link

highlandstoday Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If it’s a strike it changes the whole thing, right?” “But I think we had chances early on. They did an outstanding job with the bullpen. We didn’t do enough offensively, and now we go to Game 5” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Carlos Correa ) : “It’s not about him doing what Correa did. It’s about what we do. We don’t have to react to what the opposition do,” “We celebrate. We enjoy what we do. We play with emotion, but reacting to what the opposition, what they do, it doesn’t -- we haven’t done it in the past. We’re not going to start doing it now” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Yeah, a lot of people thought it was a strike,” “It was a good game until the end, right? We were one pitch away from ending that inning, and it didn’t happen, and then they scored seven” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We were in Tampa going over their pitching staff and he wasn’t afraid to speak up,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Carlos Correa ) : “It’s not about him doing what Correa did. It’s about what we do. We don’t have to react to what the opposition do,” “We celebrate. We enjoy what we do. We play with emotion, but reacting to what the opposition, what they do, it doesn’t — we haven’t done it in the past. We’re not going to start doing it now” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was going to give us one inning and we felt right there in that pocket it was good for him,” “I wasn’t going to use him in extra innings because then I get tempted to use him for six, so I decided to use him in the ninth, and it didn’t work” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I didn’t agree with the J.D. call. I didn’t,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I got to take a look at the video and see how it went. I haven’t had a chance to take a look at it,” “I really disagreed with the one early on. It was the third inning, and 3-2 count. J.D. is very — he doesn’t argue too much, and the way he reacted, you know, I had to jump right away. I don’t want him to get thrown out” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Carlos Correa ) : “It’s not about him doing what Correa did. It’s about what we do. We don’t have to react to what the opposition do,” “We celebrate. We enjoy what we do. We play with emotion, but reacting to what the opposition, what they do, it doesn’t -- we haven’t done it in the past. We’re not going to start doing it now” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I didn’t agree with the J.D. call,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “The last one I’m not going to get thrown out,” “I learned my lesson in Game 1 of the last time we played them and I told him, I said, ‘I’m not going to get thrown out of this game, but we thought that pitch was a strike.’ And he disagreed with us” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If it’s a strike, it changes the whole thing, right?” “But I think we had chances early on. They did an outstanding job with the bullpen. We didn’t do enough offensively. And now we go to Game 5” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’ve got to take a look at the video and see how it went,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added ( about Laz Diaz ) : “We disagreed with that one, so I know it’s early in the game, but it’s first and second, one out,” “It is what it is. It’s a tough job. I’ve know Laz since our days in Miami. He used to (umpire) our games when I played at the University of Miami. Every Friday he was the man in those games. So it’s a hard job. I understand that. It’s a hard job” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was going to give us one inning and we felt right there in that pocket it was good for him,” “I wasn’t going to use him in extra innings because then I get tempted to use him for six, so I decided to use him in the ninth, and it didn’t work” External link

click2houston Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Carlos Correa ) : “It’s not about him doing what Correa did. It’s about what we do. We don’t have to react to what the opposition do,” “We celebrate. We enjoy what we do. We play with emotion, but reacting to what the opposition, what they do, it doesn’t -- we haven’t done it in the past. We’re not going to start doing it now” External link

click2houston Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not analytics, it’s not a hunch,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was like, for Christmas, you’re on vacation with your kids and everything, and all the gifts are under the tree — but they’re back home,” “We knew he was going to have an impact, but we had to be patient” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s a different approach for us,” “We were very aggressive the whole season. We were expanding. We didn’t walk too much, and when he got here and he started playing, it was different. It’s a different at-bat and other guys have followed his lead. And right now, this is the best I’ve seen this team this season, offensively” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think we’re doing a better job staying in the strike zone,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not that I’m mad at him,” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Besides that he was outstanding. Establishing the fastball, good change-up, good cutter, good tempo,” “I told him we’ve got to throw strikes. Don’t walk people. Make them earn it, and he did. The fact that he went six innings was very important for us. It’s three games in a row against a great team, and to be able to rest the bullpen for tomorrow is huge, and he understood that” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Today was as close as we’ve been to a perfect game,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora explained : “Because we don’t act that way,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Eduardo Rodriguez ) : “The fact (Rodriguez) went six innings was very important for us,” “It’s three games in a row against a great team, and to be able to rest the bullpen for tomorrow is huge, and he understood that” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not that I’m mad at him,” “It’s like one of the twins. Don’t do that. We don’t have to do that, so he knows. He understands, but we’re not that way. We talk about humble approach and humble players, and that’s who we are. We like to grind, and we like to play, but we don’t do that” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We feel like our lefties, they are swinging the bat well,” “They’ve been really good against righties. Yeah, his numbers are his numbers. But at the same time, our numbers are pretty good, too. So he needs to execute. We have to execute. And let’s see how it goes” External link

masslive Monday, October 18, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We saw him throwing a bullpen and I was like, ‘This kid’s making the team,’” “He’s A-plus. He’s great. Talent-wise, you saw it throughout the season” External link

nytimes Monday, October 18, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “If we stay away from Nick, most likely Nick is going to start Game 4,” “But if we feel like we should use him, we will” External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, October 18, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We all struggled against them during the season,” “The pitcher that we have now compared to who he was when we went there and then he pitched here, it’s a lot different” External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, October 18, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, October 18, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary,” External link

seattlepi Monday, October 18, 2021 2:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, October 18, 2021 2:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary,” External link

seattlepi Monday, October 18, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If we feel like we should use him, we will,” “There’s a chance that happens, and then we’ll readjust for Game 4” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, October 18, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "There's a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary," External link

startribune Monday, October 18, 2021 1:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “If we stay away from Nick, most likely Nick is going to start Game 4,” “But if we feel like we should use him, we will” External link

dailynews Monday, October 18, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We all struggled against them during the season,” “The pitcher that we have now compared to who he was when we went there and then he pitched here, it’s a lot different” External link

dailynews Monday, October 18, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora told : “For those that think [the scandal] is in the past, no, we live it every day,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, October 18, 2021 1:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, October 18, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary,” External link

seattlepi Monday, October 18, 2021 1:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary,” External link

seattlepi Monday, October 18, 2021 12:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "There's a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary," External link

startribune Monday, October 18, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “Nick will be in the bullpen (Monday) and then we’ll decide what we’re doing in Game 4,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “If we stay away from Nick, most likely Nick is going to start Game 4,” “But if we feel like we should use him, we will. But I think Eddie did a good job in the last one. Like I said, the first one in Tampa, it was more about where we were bullpen-wise and we took him out very aggressively, of course, with two outs in the second. But I think the last one with command and the stuff, he was really good. We feel comfortable with him going tomorrow” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It really didn’t matter if it was an hour delay or whatever,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Fenway Park ) : “Now it’s the best out of five, and we play three games at home,” “It’s something that we talked about today, and now we go to Fenway, and it should be fun” External link

denverpost Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They actually met to go over the scouting report, like, if he was the starter, which it was cool,” “They kept moving around, and Nate was good. I understand. It was weird. I’ve never seen it that way, but understanding that he needs to be ready and to avoid injuries, it really didn’t matter how long it took him” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The way they came to the ballpark, the way they talked today in the meeting, the way they went about their business, it really didn’t matter...,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Going home and guaranteed three games, that’s very important,” “Now it’s the best out of five, and we play three games at home” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a reason we map things the way we do,” “Some people don’t agree with us. But I think we have a pretty good pulse of what we do in our program. Yesterday we almost pulled that off. Obviously, we want Chris to go deeper, and I think he will. But having Nate in Game 2 understanding and knowing that there’s a good chance he is going to go deep in the game with the off day tomorrow, we felt comfortable with the way we did things. He’s has been a horse for us. He’s been amazing. And he went out there and did an amazing job” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think it’s just him understanding what the opposition is going to do to him, kind of recognize him as the guy that we don’t want him to beat us,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think when we have this humble approach that we’re not trying to do too much, then big things happen,” “It’s a very good approach right now. We’re not getting greedy” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It really didn’t matter if it was an hour delay or whatever,” External link

sltrib Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I didn’t notice it until this morning,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For those that think it’s in the past, no, we live it every day,” External link

nytimes Saturday, October 16, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We just needed to work at a few things,” “Some things we got better, others we still stink” External link

nytimes Saturday, October 16, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Danny Santana ) : “I think the guy on the mound dictated what we did. Danny put a great at-bat,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 16, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s hard, but we’ve done it before, so we just are going to keep doing that,” “Of course, we want our starters to go deeper in the game, but we feel like today we were very close to pulling this off pitching-wise” External link

masslive Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I do believe he threw the ball a lot better, so he will be ready for his next one, and like I said, this guy, we count on him,” “I think he made some good strikes today” External link

masslive Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s hard, but we’ve done it before, so we just are going to keep doing that,” “Of course, we want our starters to go deeper in the game, but we feel like today we were very close to pulling this off pitching-wise” External link

denverpost Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think the guy on the mound dictated what we did,” External link

denverpost Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We stay in the moment. You win, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow. You lose, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow,” “We lost the first three games of the season to Baltimore, and we felt like Game 4 against Tampa was the season, to be honest with you. We’ve been living like this for a while, so we’ll be ready for tomorrow,” External link

japantoday Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The thing with him, it's his first step, and his first step is elite,” “I think metrics-wise, he's the best first step in the big leagues in center field, and he does an outstanding job studying hitters and staying with our defensive positioning. Then, he makes adjustments, and he has been doing that for us for a while. I think that's the reason we're playing better defense because he is out there, and he has been able to slow it down for everybody. He had a great game” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora explained : “I think the guy on the mound dictated what we did,” “Danny put a great at-bat. He (Graveman) is actually better against righties. ... That two-seamer at 99 is hard to hit it in the air and we went Danny. That was a great at-bat. 3-2 count. He had to go through curveball instead of the slider, so, yeah, we’re going to use everybody. We’re going to try to use everybody on the roster to try to win games” External link

masslive Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We stay in the moment. You win, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow. You lose, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow,” “We lost the first three games of the season to Baltimore, and we felt like Game 4 against Tampa was the season, to be honest with you. We’ve been living like this for a while, so we’ll be ready for tomorrow,” External link

missoulian Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We stay in the moment. You win, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow. You lose, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow,” “We lost the first three games of the season to Baltimore, and we felt like Game 4 against Tampa was the season, to be honest with you. We’ve been living like this for a while, so we’ll be ready for tomorrow,” External link

wsvn Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We stay in the moment. You win, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow. You lose, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow,” “We lost the first three games of the season to Baltimore, and we felt like Game 4 against Tampa was the season, to be honest with you. We’ve been living like this for a while, so we’ll be ready for tomorrow,” External link

wcvb Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We stay in the moment. You win, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow. You lose, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow,” “We lost the first three games of the season to Baltimore, and we felt like Game 4 against Tampa was the season, to be honest with you. We’ve been living like this for a while, so we’ll be ready for tomorrow,” External link

wcvb Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We stay in the moment. You win, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow. You lose, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow,” “We lost the first three games of the season to Baltimore, and we felt like Game 4 against Tampa was the season, to be honest with you. We’ve been living like this for a while, so we’ll be ready for tomorrow,” External link

seattlepi Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We stay in the moment. You win, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow. You lose, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow,” “We lost the first three games of the season to Baltimore, and we felt like Game 4 against Tampa was the season, to be honest with you. We’ve been living like this for a while, so we’ll be ready for tomorrow,” External link

wsoctv Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s good balance, with a bunch of athletes in front of him, guys that are getting on at a high rate,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s a full-go. He’s ready for it,” “Our bullpen is rested, so we’ll see where it takes us. But this is not a short outing or whatever. The game will dictate what we do with him and we will be prepared” External link

masslive Friday, October 15, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Chris Sale ) : "Everybody has to be part of this. We feel comfortable with Chris, with the rest he got," External link

irishsun Friday, October 15, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "I don't expect him to come out in the first inning. I expect him to go out there and pitch a good game and give us a chance to win," External link

wcvb Friday, October 15, 2021 6:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "I don't expect him to come out in the first inning. I expect him to go out there and pitch a good game and give us a chance to win," External link

wcvb Friday, October 15, 2021 6:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "If we didn't feel comfortable, we wouldn't pitch him," External link

arkansasonline Friday, October 15, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There are some decisions that are based on who they are and what they do,” “Their platoon splits, they’re not too different. Their lefties hit lefties, and the righties, they hit everybody. We’re getting close to making a decision. We’re getting close to get our 26-man roster” External link

masslive Friday, October 15, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I always said that you play today and tomorrow might rain,” External link

masslive Friday, October 15, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If we didn’t feel comfortable, we wouldn’t pitch him,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, October 15, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If we didn’t feel comfortable, we wouldn’t pitch him,” External link

dailynews Friday, October 15, 2021 3:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Chris Sale ) : "Everybody has to be part of this. We feel comfortable with Chris, with the rest he got," External link

irishsun Friday, October 15, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If we didn’t feel comfortable, we wouldn’t pitch him,” External link

click2houston Friday, October 15, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "I don't expect him to come out in the first inning. I expect him to go out there and pitch a good game and give us a chance to win," External link

wcvb Friday, October 15, 2021 1:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "I don't expect him to come out in the first inning. I expect him to go out there and pitch a good game and give us a chance to win," External link

wcvb Friday, October 15, 2021 1:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re going to talk about it tonight. We’ll decide who starts one and two and everyone else will be in the bullpen,” “We can be aggressive in Game 1 and 2 and after that, we’ll see where we’re at and see what route we go” External link

masslive Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We have to go over the roster. There’s a few things we’re going to try to find about them - where they’re at physically, pitching-wise and go from there,” “Yeah, they have a tendency of rubbing guys the wrong way,” External link

masslive Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We can be aggressive in Game 1 and 2, and then after that we will see where we are at and we will decide which route we go, but having guys who are able to bounce back is very important," External link

wcvb Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "To answer the question, yeah, we have a chance to win the World Series. Offensively we're where we wanted to be. Now we have this balance. I feel good about where we're at," External link

wcvb Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It looked great in a difficult season for them to be able to find something that’s fun, and be able to celebrate something in the game,” “It means a lot for them. For them to have fun with that, that’s great” External link

seattlepi Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “And then the rest of them (the starters) will be in the bullpen (for Games 1 and 2),” “We’ve done it before that way. And that’s the way we’re going to do it. Those two games in Houston, they’re very important. We know what we want to do. We will have our starters be part of the bullpen in Games 1 and 2. And then we’ll decide what we do 3 and 4” External link

masslive Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’ll pitch. Yeah, he’ll pitch,” External link

masslive Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We can be aggressive in Game 1 and 2,” “Then after that, we’ll see where we’re at. We’ll see which route we go. But having guys that are able to bounce back is very important. We already saw it in this past series. Obviously you have to be careful. ... One day at a time. We’ll take care of Day 1 first. If it doesn’t work out, we’ll take care of Day 2 and we keep on moving forward. The versatility of our guys will help us to maneuver our rotation and our pitching staff the way we want to be aggressive” External link

masslive Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’ll pitch. Yeah, he’ll pitch,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I had a conversation with somebody today and it was music to my ears because they say something about how he (Sale) found it in the bullpen,” “Well, the last time I heard somebody found it in the bullpen was David Price in ‘18. And he took off. So hopefully, he found something in the bullpen. But I think we recognize a few things that are going to make him get to the point where he’s more balanced and he’s more direct to the plate, he’s over the rubber. And if he does that, he’ll be fine” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For how much we look into stuff, sometimes we don’t find it and other teams find it,” “But I do believe he feels good where he’s at. And he’s going to pitch some meaningful innings this series and hopefully in the World Series. And all this talk is going to be in the past” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We always said we had a good baseball team that had some holes, and we still have some holes, but at the end, for how bad it looked sometimes, we’re still here,” “We’re still in the dance. We’re still in the tournament, and we’re moving on to the ALCS. It’s a great accomplishment. Those men in that clubhouse and everybody that has to do with the operation on a daily basis should be proud because everybody was part of this” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Bill texted me the other day, so I'm in the club," "I texted him today, I was like beat the Texans. He wished me luck before the Wild Card game and congratulated us after" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We're like, no, you're not doing that," External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He is doing okay. He is moving around. We'll see what he can do today," "The goal is for him to do a few things today physically and, you know, we'll make a decision obviously tomorrow morning" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He has been throwing the ball well. We think it's a good matchup," External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I always thought the gap in this division, it wasn’t that big,” “Yeah, it was eight (games) but there was no perfect team in this division. They just played outstanding throughout the season and you’ve got to tip your hat to them” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was very similar to what he did in L.A., right? We burned our starter yesterday trying to get the win and knowing that Eddie was capable, and he’s talented,” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We always said we had a good baseball team that had some holes, and we still have some holes,” “But at the end, for as bad as it looked sometimes, we’re still here. We’re still in the dance” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora told : "Since day one, you guys believed in this group," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We always said we had a good baseball team that had some holes, and we still have some holes, but at the end, for how bad it looked sometimes, we're still here. We're still in the dance," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Since day one, you guys believed in this group," External link

forbes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s like the highlight of the year,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think the yellow ones, after we used them -- a lot of them -- have been signed and helmets have been signed,” “It’s memorabilia. There’s not too many of them around” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about White Sox ) : “From what my understanding is, we used them and then we gave them to the Red Sox Foundation so those are gone,” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Nate stopped by last night after the game. He was like, ‘Hey, man. I’ve got one (inning) tomorrow.,’” “I was like, ‘Just put your spikes on and whatever. Even if we don’t use you.’ I think it means a lot to these guys, the willingness of these players to post now when it counts. So we’ll see where it goes. We’ll see how we’re going to match up” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He can give us probably more than three outs,” “So we’ve got everybody. We’re ready for today and then see where it takes us” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys we will try to stay away from,” “But the game will dictate how we do it. Obviously we’ve got two shots. But we like the one shot tonight. And if we get a chance to be aggressive and go for the win, we’ll do it” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "It's a special day for everybody here, I know that," "I think Monday with us playing in a playoff game and obviously what's going on during the day, I can't even imagine the feelings of the people here" External link

irishsun Monday, October 11, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’ve got to talk to some people around here and see what we do,” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s a special day for everybody here, I know that,” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve been having fun for a long, long time although it doesn’t look from other areas or whatever the people watch it, but we love the group,” “We love what we do. We’re having fun, and here we are” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s like the highlight of the year,” External link

click2houston Monday, October 11, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "It's a special day for everybody here, I know that," "I think Monday with us playing in a playoff game and obviously what's going on during the day, I can't even imagine the feelings of the people here" External link

irishsun Monday, October 11, 2021 8:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We were all in, and they know it,” External link

bostonherald Monday, October 11, 2021 7:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “Christian, he works so hard on his craft,” External link

bostonherald Monday, October 11, 2021 7:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “Christian, he works so hard on his craft,” “He cares so much about this organization that for him to be in that spot and put a good swing and hit the ball out of the ballpark, I know it means a lot to him. It means a lot to us. It was a big swing. But we’re up 2-1. We’ve still got work to do. We’re in a great spot, but that’s a good baseball team. Let’s be ready for tomorrow” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s like the highlight of the year,” External link

click2houston Monday, October 11, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s like the highlight of the year,” External link

seattlepi Monday, October 11, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has been good and he keeps working at it,” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I got a text from him finally,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 10, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s funny now because I’m the one talking to him and making sure he’s okay. He has done that with me the whole time (while suspended),” “They’ve got their program, and obviously he was there before with Neal and Clint. I think they’re trying to have Derek’s coaching staff be his coaching staff” External link

masslive Sunday, October 10, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Right now, he’s locked in with us,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 10, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’ll be okay. I think he’s a great baseball man,” “Obviously, not great that happened. But things happen for a reason but hopefully he can find a job and keep impacting players. Like I always say, we’re very different in the way we go about our business and the way we are, but at the end, we have the passion and we love the game” External link

masslive Sunday, October 10, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a lot of people looking at video from now and a few years ago and all of that,” “He’s the first one to admit it, he needs to be better, and he’s working at it. We’ll get him right, and he’ll be ready for whenever we need him” External link

masslive Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I got a text from him finally,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 10, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "That's why I said 162 is real, and there's guys that they're going to have a great first half and they're going to struggle," "Other guys are going to come in, but they at the end, as a group, I think we're clicking at the right time bullpen-wise" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll do our thing tomorrow and then go from there,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 10, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s why I said 162 is real, and there’s guys that they’re going to have a great first half and they’re going to struggle,” “Other guys are going to come in, but they at the end, as a group, I think we’re clicking at the right time bullpen-wise” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We have to make sure we win tomorrow, and if we have to use certain guys tomorrow, we’ll do it,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Those guys, they work so hard, countless hours,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Those guys guys, they work so hard, countless hours,” External link

wmur Saturday, October 9, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Those guys guys, they work so hard, countless hours,” External link

wmur Saturday, October 9, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He is a good hitter, and towards the end of the season he got locked in,” “I think in Washington he had that big game on the last day, and it has carried over” External link

masslive Saturday, October 9, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They’ve been relentless since Sunday. He worked hard to get to this point, but what they did the last, whatever, 48 hours, whatever it is, to make him feel confident to play, it’s a testament to who they are,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 9, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Those guys, they work so hard, countless hours," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Yesterday he actually expanded throughout the game and today he made a conscious effort to be on time and hunt pitches in the zone,” “One of the things when he runs into trouble is when he is ahead in the count, he expands... and today he did a great job being on time, staying short to the ball. This is a place that if you hit fly balls, they’re going to get it, but it seems like the line drives, they just keep going, and he was amazing” External link

masslive Saturday, October 9, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve been behind 3-0 plenty of times,” “We put a good inning in the first one. I mean, we hit the ball hard yesterday. So offensively we’re getting to who we are. And it was just a 3-0 game in the second inning. That’s the way we saw it. Obviously we had to make adjustments and Tanner (Houck) came in and did an outstanding job. But offensively it was like, ‘Hey, don’t panic. We put two (runs) in the first, and we’ve still got eight innings.’ And they did an amazing job the whole night” External link

masslive Saturday, October 9, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve been behind plenty of times,” “We hit the ball hard yesterday. Offensively, we’re getting to who we are” External link

denverpost Saturday, October 9, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We're like, no, you're not doing that," External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He is doing okay. He is moving around. We'll see what he can do today," "The goal is for him to do a few things today physically and, you know, we'll make a decision obviously tomorrow morning" External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He has been throwing the ball well. We think it's a good matchup," External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He said that this offseason he might go to Driveline and work on his pitching again because he feels he can throw 97, 98,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s been two years trying to get to this point, you know, all the hard work, all the tears and sweat throughout the process,” “So we have to take care of him. But it was his turn, and we feel comfortable with him” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He gave us a chance to win the game,” “It’s not only that he was just coming to get the bulk of the innings. We were very aggressive just because of the situation” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We had traffic out there, and we just didn’t cash in,” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Chris Sale ) : “We’re good. I love the at-bats today,” “We put some pressure on them. They made some plays. We hit some balls hard, but we got (Sale), and he is ready to go. So the bullpen is rested, so we should be okay” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, four at-bats, it’s going to be hard,” External link

eagletribune Friday, October 8, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “After 162 (games), things happen and you get treatment, and you grind, you know?” “Not everybody is 100% right now, and he is posting” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “A few days ago everybody said he was setting up the pitcher whenever he drops the bat,” “Today because he (got one hit), he is hurt” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora explained ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “The way we were set up we felt like right there we had to contain the game,” “So G-Rich came in and got the out, and Nick (Pivetta) gave us quality innings. It’s not that we mapped it out that way. But we felt that with that lineup and the way they are, that was a moment that we had to stop it right there to get Randy out and then move forward. And we did” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “I think the changeup tonight for Eddie wasn’t there,” “Actually, the fastball didn’t look great early on. And G-Rich comes in and he gets the guy out and we move to the next guy, and we talk about it. The goal was for Eddie go deeper into the game and maybe use Nick and finish it off. But we felt that if we contained the offense for a while there, we were good enough offensively to put traffic and score some runs. It just happened that we didn’t score” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “To use him in Game 2 gives us the flexibility to use him probably later on in the series,” “Although with him we’re going to be very careful as far as, like, if he is going to be in the bullpen or not for obvious reasons, right? But if it’s up to him, he probably would be out there -- he would be in the bullpen today, but these guys are important for the present and obviously for the future of the organization” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, four at-bats, it’s going to be hard,” External link

highlandstoday Friday, October 8, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, four at-bats, it’s going to be hard,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, October 8, 2021 3:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, four at-bats, it’s going to be hard,” External link

seattlepi Friday, October 8, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Versatility, switch-hitter. He can steal a base,” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “I think the player, the package. It’s not about he’s better or he’s not better, whatever,” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The 13/13 thing was a topic throughout the day, throughout the night and even this morning,” “Obviously it’s a hard conversation with the player. But at the end, we’re trying to have the roster that we do believe is going to help us to advance. Obviously he is disappointed. He wanted to be part of this. But at the same time, he’s going to be a good teammate. And he’ll be there for us. You never know what could happen today or tomorrow or the next day as far as our roster with everything that can happen. So he’ll be ready. But it wasn’t an easy decision” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “So it’s always comfortable to know that in the clubhouse, they’re going to be talking the game, being relaxed, and just getting ready for 8:05,” “Outside they know how to prepare for stuff like this, and it’s always comfortable as a manager to have a group like this” External link

masslive Thursday, October 7, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He stepped on the bag and twisted the ankle," External link

wmur Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He stepped on the bag and twisted the ankle," External link

wcvb Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We haven’t even talked about that one,” “We are just waiting to see what happens today and then we’ll decide what we do” External link

masslive Thursday, October 7, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “To be honest with you, I wasn’t part of that,” External link

masslive Thursday, October 7, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “As far as roster-wise we’re not even close to finalizing it,” “We have to go over a lot of things. Obviously, it was a long night last night, and we just got here, but, you know, that’s what they do. They put you in spots to try to maximize their lineup, but we will maximize our pitching staff. So we feel Eddie has been there, done that. So he threw the ball well here before just like others on our pitching staff. So we feel very comfortable with him” External link

masslive Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m very proud of him,” “First thing is first, last year was a very difficult year for him not being able to play because of health issues” External link

masslive Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “And the fact that he will be the starter tomorrow, I know it means a lot to him and his family,” “You know, his support system has been amazing throughout. And we are very proud of him. I mean, what he has done this season, regardless of the up and downs, he didn’t throw the ball extremely well at one point. But he has been very consistent throughout. And he has been making adjustments every start and, you know, he has been getting better and better” External link

masslive Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Nate was great. We learned a lot last week,” “We executed our plan the way we wanted to, and he was amazing” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “When I went to the mound, he gave me -- I mean, he gave me this look, like, what are you doing?” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We got lucky the ball stayed in the ballpark and we made a great play and after that we did a good job the rest of the game,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think pitching-wise, obviously like I said, it’s a different game, and you kind of like map it out,” “That’s the way it is. Doesn’t matter if you are up or down, if you map it out to go with the guys that are fresh and you feel they are the best matchups for the opposition” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve just got to be ready to face a great baseball team,” “Probably coming into the season, everybody talked about them being the best team in the big leagues, and we have a huge challenge. But we’re ready for it” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For him not to post, it’s very serious,” “That thing looks huge. Humongous. He’ll get treatment today. We’ll go from there. But for tonight, it was a no” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, October 6, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For him not to post, it’s very serious,” “That thing looks huge. Humongous. He’ll get treatment today. We’ll go from there. But for tonight, it was a no” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “As far as the roster, it’s a different game,” “This is different. This is not 162 or a five-game series or a seven-game series. You have to adjust for this madness because that’s what it is, you know, it’s nine innings or ten innings or whatever it is, whatever it takes and you have to adjust your roster accordingly” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s here. It’s important,” “This is the most important game of the season. For them to be around, it means a lot. for Iggy to be in the clubhouse, to be in the pregame ceremonies, I hope that ovation is a good one because this kid, what he did for the last three weeks meant so much for us. He deserves it” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We knew about it. We don’t really talk about it because we had some business to take care of ourselves,” “But, you know, they swept us the last series here so they wanted us. But at the same time, you know, you can’t blame them. They feel pretty good about the fact they swept us here and they felt comfortable playing here. They wanted us and they got us now, so win or go home. That’s it” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For him not to post, it’s very serious,” “That thing looks huge. Humongous. He’ll get treatment today. We’ll go from there. But for tonight, it was a no” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The fact that he cannot play today is a tough one,” “But, at the same time, they got some guys over there that they’re banged up. They’re not part of it. And I think this is the grind of 162 games. The way it happened, I mean, J.D. has been stepping on that bag for ten years. It just happened, that slip, and he’s out now” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 6, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “But for him not to post, it’s very serious,” “It is what it is. That thing looks huge. Humongous. He’ll get treatment today and we’ll go from there. But for tonight, it was a no” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously we know what he means to us and the fact that he cannot play today is a tough one,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added ( about Kyle Schwarber ) : “But we made some adjustments lineup-wise,” “We do believe that we created some balance with the adjustments that we made. I don’t know what he said about it. But it’s just this is where we’re at. And it just happened that now Kyle is going to lead off and Kiké (Hernández) is going to hit second and Xander (Bogaerts) is going to hit behind (Rafael) Devers, which is very important for us” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They used to fight, too, back in the day, so I think that gave it a little bit more for the fan base,” “We have great players … two teams are playing for the same thing. Throughout the season, it’s been a roller-coaster ride” External link

wwlp Tuesday, October 5, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He actually threw today. He felt good. He stopped by the office and (I was) like, ‘No, we’re not doing that,’” “Hopefully he has a chance to start again here in October” External link

wwlp Tuesday, October 5, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He actually threw today. He felt good. He stopped by the office and (I was) like, `No, we're not doing that,'" "Hopefully he has a chance to start again here in October" External link

wmur Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He actually threw today. He felt good. He stopped by the office and (I was) like, `No, we're not doing that,'" "Hopefully he has a chance to start again here in October" External link

wmur Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "It was like, ‘Wow, these guys are unbelievable.’ “They used to fight, too, back in the day, so I think that gave it a little bit more for the fan base," External link

wcvb Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "It was like, ‘Wow, these guys are unbelievable.’ “They used to fight, too, back in the day, so I think that gave it a little bit more for the fan base," “We have great players ... two teams are playing for the same thing. Throughout the season, it's been a roller-coaster ride” External link

wcvb Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He actually threw today. He felt good. He stopped by the office and [I was] like, 'No, we're not doing that,'" "Hopefully he has a chance to start again here in October" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "It was like, ‘Wow, these guys are unbelievable.’ “They used to fight, too, back in the day, so I think that gave it a little bit more for the fan base," “We have great players ... two teams are playing for the same thing. Throughout the season, it's been a roller-coaster ride” External link

click2houston Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think having them on the roster makes sense,” “Just be ready for that one and then if you have to use the bullpen for one day in Tampa, it means that something good happened tomorrow” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s very hard to do,” “But at the end, I think the 26 guys that they are going to pick and the 26 guys we are going to pick, they are going to be the right ones and it should be fun tomorrow” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Kevin Plawecki ) : “Those two have done an amazing job together,” “Nothing against Christian, but they have been good. I think that’s just the answer. You know, offensively, I think both have done a good job lately. You know, Kevin can catch up with the fastball, too. We know that” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “We went with our freshest arms and it worked out,” “Eddie did an amazing job. Nick slowed it down after the first three pitches... the whole pitching department did an amazing job preparing and it was great to see” External link

masslive Monday, October 4, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The other guys, although they were available, we felt like that was our best option,” External link

masslive Monday, October 4, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “And everyone down there in Worcester,” “So we have plenty of information. At the end of the day, when you’re in the batter’s box, that’s the best information you’re going to get. We’ve got video and all that. But until you see it, it’s not the same” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Obviously, it wasn’t a great week," "But we are in this position right now. We’ve got the right guy. We’ve just got to show up and win, hop on that plane and go home to our families and be ready for whatever happens next week" External link

usaToday Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “One thing about Christian, he hits good pitching late in games,” “He’s really good against relievers. He’s been here for a while. He’s a World Series champ. And what he did today behind the plate was amazing. He’s locked in behind the plate” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “0-2 count and he kept fighting and fighting and fighting and he ended up walking,” “Christian with the big swing to right field” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “As a manager, you want to manage with your heart, but you’ve got to be smart, too,” “It might look bad outside our world but the kid threw 40-something pitches the other day. Today, we felt like that was good enough for us to give us a chance to win” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This guy has been important for us, not only today,” “He’ll be important for us -- let’s see what happens tomorrow -- but in the upcoming days” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve got the right guy,” “We’ve just got to show up tomorrow and win. We do that, hop on that plane and go home, back to our families and be ready for whatever happens this week” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Using him early in the game, late in games, throwing strikes, not walking people,” “His stuff has played. He’s made some adjustments throughout the process mechanic-wise. Stuff-wise, he’s always been great with the Mets and LA. I think the way he’s throwing the ball now is kind of like the way he threw the ball in ‘19 with the Angels. So he’s been amazing” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Little by little, he’s been great in the clubhouse,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m not going to tell you who said, ‘Are we taking BP?’ So out of the three guys, there’s only one guy who doesn’t know what ‘spikes on’ means,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll see how he feels throughout the day and then we’ll see if he’ll be active tomorrow,” “It’s a 50/50 chance. Obviously we have to think about the team and the roster and all that stuff. But also his health. So we’ll see how it goes today and what he can give us tomorrow if needed. And then we’ll make a decision” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s not progressing as fast as we hoped,” “So we still have to be patient with him” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Let’s win today and then by 12:45 a.m., 1 a.m., we’ll know more, the possible scenarios for tomorrow,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “One thing for sure, we know that at least 162 counts,” “We’ve got that going for us. But at the same time, win today is in our agenda. We’re going to try everything to win today and then see where we’re at and make decisions” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “His fastball was great. He was able to elevate,” “Kept them off balance, made some pitches in the fifth inning. He was really good” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Eddie has pitched some big games, too,” “People forget about ‘18, that game (Game 4 of the World Series) he pitched against the Dodgers. He was amazing... He was big for us” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The hope is for the offense to wake up,” External link

wcvb Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I believe he’s going (to come out of it) OK and then we’ll decide when to activate him if he’s fine,” External link

wcvb Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The hope is for the offense to wake up,” External link

wcvb Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I believe he’s going (to come out of it) OK and then we’ll decide when to activate him if he’s fine,” External link

wcvb Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I believe he’s going (to come out of it) OK and then we’ll decide when to activate him if he’s fine,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s amazing because he hasn’t played second base in a while,” “They hit that soft ground ball and I’ve seen that plenty of times lately like slow grounders for an infield hit. Just everything in one motion, Bobby with a great pick. It was outstanding. And that tells you a lot about him. The fact that he’s been playing outfield the whole time” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously we have to wait to see how he feels throughout the day,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re just trying to stay as ready as possible,” “In a National League game, there’s a lot of things that can happen. Yeah, we’ve got Iggy (José Iglesias) and (Christian) Arroyo, but you never know. He’s a good athlete. He has been taking grounders for a while at second. It has been a month at second. That’s something I asked him to do ... just to be ready” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “Fastball command is very important for him,” “He has done a good job lately with it. His cutter has been good, but going back, just like Pivetta, his fastball is the most important pitch for him. He has had a good fastball in the second part of the season and we expect him to do the same thing tonight” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “And also, I guarantee you it’s that FU attitude,” External link

masslive Friday, October 1, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It feels like the fastball of ‘18, the fastball of last year,” External link

masslive Friday, October 1, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Hopefully we have to make that decision, let’s put it that way, right? Who’s going to play second in the playoffs?” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, October 1, 2021 8:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We put some empty at-bats,” “We weren’t able to slow down the game. That’s the beauty of this game. There’s not a clock. You can slow it down as long as you want to. Work counts, grind at-bats and put pressure on the opposition. For a while there, we didn’t do that” External link

masslive Friday, October 1, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously we’ve got to win,” “We’ve been talking about winning series. We haven’t won the last two. This one, it wasn’t good at all. Obviously the Yankee one wasn’t great. But I think we still control our own destiny. So just show up tomorrow (Friday), put a good game. ... We have to win out” External link

masslive Friday, October 1, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Hopefully we have to make that decision, let’s put it that way, right? Who’s going to play second in the playoffs?” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, October 1, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We did a lot of good things. Overall, a pretty good game," "Our goal was to come here and win the series, and we have a chance to do that tomorrow" External link

foxnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We're a lot better when the big boys do damage," "That was a good first step" External link

foxnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Anything can happen in two hours or in the upcoming days. You’ve got to get them ready," External link

foxnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We did a lot of good things. Overall, a pretty good game,” External link

wcvb Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We're a lot better when the big boys do damage,” External link

wcvb Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Anything can happen in two hours or in the upcoming days. You’ve got to get them ready,” External link

wcvb Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We have to prepare for the postseason, if we get there,” “Obviously MLB, they mandated or they decided that the staff has to be vaccinated. As you guys know, Goody is not. So we’ve got Goody on the bench and working with the outfielders. And Ramon will be coaching first the rest of the season” External link

masslive Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Kevin Plawecki ) : “It’s actually not about that,” “It’s about getting Kevin’s bat against lefties. For some reason this year, Christian has struggled against lefties. ... Kevin has been solid against lefties” External link

masslive Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve just got to get them ready,” “You never know what can happen in two hours or the upcoming days. We learned this for the next month in a half. So we keep everybody ready and we go from there” External link

masslive Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Kevin Plawecki ) : “With Kevin, we’ll wait a little bit,” “He wanted to grind it out. We’ll know more tomorrow” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added ( about Alex Cora ) : “He started choking up a little bit,” “It feels like you have more control of the barrel that way. There was a game he didn’t play. Alex (Verdugo) didn’t either. I saw them talking a lot. And I think that came from that conversation. But at the end of the day, we know when he gets into a roll, he’s really good” External link

masslive Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, the league is making adjustments. They’re pitching him differently,” “The ups and downs of a season. He’s still a rookie and he’s still learning. It’s hard to struggle. ... At one point, it looked ugly to be honest with you. And he knew it. But he kept putting (in) work. We made some adjustments as far as his routine. He made some adjustments on his own. Right now, he’s doing an amazing job” External link

masslive Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The fact that he hit a slider to the pull side (for the triple) and that changeup (on the homer), that was pretty impressive right there,” “I think the quality of the at-bats are a lot better. The fact that he went the other way with a line drive, that’s good, too” External link

masslive Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think a lot of people had doubts about our program and where we were going, if we were going to be competitive,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He wanted to go to a contender,” “At that point, people probably didn’t think we were going to be good. But I explained to him how I saw the team and how he could help” External link

masslive Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Organically, we have talked about it,” “Organically. I was very happy that they won last year. It’s not like the office sit-down or whatever” External link

masslive Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m getting to know him as a player,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t know. It sucks that we lost that game,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s one of those where if you see the ground ball, you just take off,” “He froze with the line drive. He took off. He stopped and then he took off again. We talk about it. If you’re going to stop, just get back to the bag. Let him turn the double play” External link

masslive Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s just more about what we did offensively and what we didn’t do,” “There were some good at-bats that we felt like they were game-changers. We didn’t finish it. It just happens. We’ve got to turn the page. We’ve got to show up tomorrow and win the game so we have a chance to win the series” External link

masslive Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was going to get to a point close to that (time) that we have to see where we’re at physically with our guys and where we’re at health-wise with everybody around us and make decisions,” “If we have to piggyback guys or ... taper down a little bit their outings, we might do it. It’s very important especially coming from where they came from last year, only 60 games. Obviously, everybody posting as of now every five days. We have to take care of these guys” External link

masslive Saturday, June 19, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Now we’re in the middle of this,” “There’s no looking back. We love the fact that we’re going to be in it and it’s going to be a fun summer. At the same time now, we have to think not only about the present but also the future. ... We’ll have conversations and we’ll see how we will attack those days. It’s very important for their health and the stamina of our starters” External link

masslive Saturday, June 19, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Arroyo ) : "When they went with the lefty it was a no-brainer, let’s go with Arroyo," External link

foxnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:37:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “When he’s good, when he’s on his game, he’s short to the ball and direct to the ball,” “On that pitch, that’s what he did” External link

masslive Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We ended a tough stretch. We grinded through it,” “I think we had a positive record, I think it was 10-7. For how ugly it looked, I know a lot of teams would take 10-7 in a 17-game stretch against teams that made it the playoffs last year” External link

masslive Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We had a five-run lead and you saw what happened,” “He had the bottom of the lineup and he didn’t do the job. I think, early on, he established his fastball and he did a good job. But then, he wasn’t able to execute” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Right now, I don’t know. Honestly, I think stuff-wise, he’s good,” “Changeup was good, velocity was good, elevated fastball was good. He wasn’t able to finish them off in that spot” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is one of the best pitchers in the big leagues,” “What he has done the last couple of years is incredible. Obviously, it’s a big hit for them but obviously for the game, too. This guy is one of the best pitchers in the league and I know people enjoy watching him pay” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Paul Abbott ) : “He’s in a great place... (WooSox pitching coach Paul Abbott) said that the way he’s moving on the mound, the way he’s throwing the ball and the way the ball is coming out of the hand has been amazing,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Braves rookie Tucker Davidson began the game having pitched 11 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings before suffering left forearm tightness and leaving with one out in the third and runners on the corners. He allowed five hits, five runs and one walk with four strikeouts, and manager Brian Snitker said Davidson will likely go on the injured list on Wednesday.Atlanta, which has dropped five of six, trimmed the lead to 5-1 in the third on Freddie Freeman’s RBI single and 5-4 in the three-run fourth on Abraham Almonte’s RBI double and Ronald Acuña Jr.’s two-run double.The Braves tied it at 7-all in the three-run sixth on Guillermo Heredia's RBI single, catcher Christian Vazquez's passed ball with the bases loaded and Freeman's sacrifice fly. Two of the runs were unearned.“It was an ugly win, but it was a big-league win," External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I know how embarrassing that is and how tough that is, not only on you as a person but your family, your friends and the people that love you,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The fact they just keep playing until they stop the game and it’s over, it’s who they are, where they’re at and how they feel about this,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We know we’re going to be answering questions throughout the season, and rightfully so,” “We’re not that great. We just have a good baseball team and we just keep getting better” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Alex Cora ) : “It was huge for us, where we were,” “He has been doing that a lot this season. He did it a lot last season for this team. The difference is now we’re in this situation and people can talk about Alex” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was an ugly win but it was a big-league win,” “We didn’t give up. We kept putting good at-bats. At the end, the bullpen shut down the door. But it wasn’t pretty. We did a lot of bad things on the field” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I know how embarrassing that is and how tough that is, not only on you as a person but your family, your friends and the people that love you,” “Ten games, a year, two years, three years — it doesn’t matter. Being suspended is hell, and you don’t want to go through that. I was very open with them, and hopefully they understand that” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s in a great place... He said that the way he’s moving on the mound, the way he’s throwing the ball and the way the ball is coming out of the hand has been amazing,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Haven’t talked to him yet but I’ll talk probably after the game or tomorrow,” “The way he felt after the one he threw at Fenway, the last one, it was really good. He keeps feeling better. This thing about being a big-leaguer is very important for him, and little by little, he’s becoming a big-leaguer again” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m not saying he’s closer but where he’s actually, as far as his progress, the next step is pitching to hitters,” External link

ibtimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think, obviously the talk will be out there,” “Everybody will be looking at the scoreboard and who’s pitching. If you give it up, you were using something your last start. Before that, a lot of pitchers were giving it up. I know the league is doing a good job with this stuff and they’re going to come down with a memo, but I don’t think struggling has to do with (sticky) stuff. Those guys (the Blue Jays) are really good, too. We have made a lot of pitches right down the middle lately and they’re taking advantage of them” External link

masslive Monday, June 14, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We also have to be better in the first inning,” “Yes, our offense is good. But at the same time, it’d be good to put a zero up ... and we get the lead” External link

masslive Monday, June 14, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re in a tough stretch,” “The plan coming into the season was to kind of like use the depth of our pitching. And we haven’t been able to do that in a while. Now we’ve got Thursday off. So hopefully, that’s going to help them out to have an extra day to rest” External link

masslive Monday, June 14, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve been preaching throwing strikes and not pitch to the edges,” “Maybe we have to make an adjustment. Elevate a little bit more or move some feet. Make them move their feet and then we can expand outside. We like to be aggressive in the strike zone. It’s been working. Obviously, it hasn’t worked this week. But we’re not going to deviate from our plan coming into the season. Do we have to make adjustments? Of course. And that happens in a series” External link

masslive Monday, June 14, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s not just feeling for the ball,” “He’s actually swinging the bat. But the most important thing is that he’s making good swing decisions in the strike zone. And that’s great to see” External link

masslive Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m not in a rush with this one because of how important he is,” “If we have to stay away from him (Sunday), we will” External link

wcvb Sunday, June 13, 2021 5:31:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m not in a rush with this one because of how important he is,” External link

wcvb Sunday, June 13, 2021 5:31:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s only one time through the rotation,” “I still believe the stuff is still good. Teams are going to make adjustments. And you’re going to go through ups and downs. If you take away the week and go by individuals, they had one bad start during the season. So we’ll take that. It just happened that everything’s happening at the same time. And obviously we make a big deal out of it. The stuff is still the same. It’s just execution. So we should be OK” External link

masslive Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I always feel like those players who get selected that early in the draft, they’re good,” “Some of them, the panned out early. Others, late. There’s a reason he was selected so high in the draft. Because he has talent. It’s been an up-and-down career. But he found comfort last year here. He comes to spring training in great shape and he’s doing amazing stuff for us” External link

masslive Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Verdugo had three hits to lead the Red Sox to their major league-best 23rd comeback victory of the season. The 25-year-old outfielder was acquired last spring for Betts, the 2018 AL MVP who went on to lead the Dodgers to the World Series title.“I know everybody’s going to talk about that trade -- forever, I guess," External link

wcvb Saturday, June 12, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Chris Sale ) : “Chris Sale is a guy that you pitch every five days and he has been one of the best lefties in the big leagues,” “That’s the way I see it. Obviously, we’ll have conversations throughout his process and see where we’re at. Hopefully, he’s healthy and he’s going to contribute” External link

masslive Friday, June 11, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Chris Sale ) : “I’m not ruling it out, but I do believe, Chris, every five days, he’s a force,” “We’ve got to make sure we take care of the player” External link

masslive Friday, June 11, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I do believe, approach-wise, that was our best game of the season,” External link

masslive Friday, June 11, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For how much baseball purists like the 2-1 or 1-0 game, the fans like 12-8 and going at it, back and forth,” “To manage those games, it’s not fun, but I understand how people like it” External link

masslive Friday, June 11, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We do believe we can play with them,” External link

masslive Friday, June 11, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was just a fun game,” “At the end, they beat us three out of four and beat us two out of three, but I think this game was a cool game to watch” External link

masslive Friday, June 11, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is a guy that’s going to impact this team in the future, and the future doesn’t mean tomorrow or a month, maybe next year or two years,” External link

masslive Friday, June 11, 2021 5:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve got to see where he’s at,” “He’ll be down today. He has been getting treatment and all that. We’ll see how we feel about him in the upcoming days, and if we have to make a move, maybe that’s the route we go” External link

masslive Friday, June 11, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We have to pay attention to his situation,” “He has been down the last few. But he complained it in the last outing. He has been getting treatment. We have to know if he’s going to be available tonight, tomorrow, or when he’s going to be available and we’ll go from there” External link

masslive Friday, June 11, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Tough to swallow, tough to hear it. Because at the end I was part of that. I was part of the 2017 Astros and I was part of the whole sign-stealing situation,” External link

wcvb Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Tough to swallow, tough to hear it. Because at the end I was part of that. I was part of the 2017 Astros and I was part of the whole sign-stealing situation,” External link

wcvb Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Tough to swallow, tough to hear it. Because at the end I was part of that. I was part of the 2017 Astros and I was part of the whole sign-stealing situation,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Tough to swallow, tough to hear it. Because at the end I was part of that. I was part of the 2017 Astros and I was part of the whole sign-stealing situation,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “When I got home, I thought about it. I was like, ‘Wow, it was a tough night,’” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora told ( about José Altube ) : “When they were booing them and they were screaming at Jose, I felt it, too. I’ve got to be honest,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “On a personal level, tough to swallow,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about José Altube ) : “When they were booing them and they were screaming at Jose, I felt it too,” External link

masslive Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I already talked to some of them and it has been tougher in other places,” “The New York thing (Yankees fans loudly booing) is really tough on them. They understand why. They know why. I’m not saying stop booing them here, because at the end, I know there’s a lot of people that boo them because they’re good, too. They’re the Houston Astros. At the same time, most of the people are doing it because of what happened in ’17” External link

masslive Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s a little bit banged up,” “His back is tight. He was tight on Sunday, played on Monday. We decided to give him yesterday off. I talked to him yesterday during the game and he felt like one more game will benefit him. We’ll give him one more day and he should be ready for tomorrow” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is a guy we have to get involved,” “I do believe his at-bats are that good. It’s refreshing to see him go the other way. His numbers are down, but he’s actually hitting the ball harder than last year. We’re very happy with him” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not a concern, to be honest with you,” “Obviously, in a one-run game, we’ll probably use Christian. We’ve been very pleased with the way (Plawecki) has been catching, the way he has been calling the games. And his at-bats have been amazing so we’ll give (Vázquez) another day” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Timing is very important at this level.,” “When you’re off balance, the timing is going to look that hard and the breaking ball is going to be a chase pitch for you. We need to get back to his pace and being able to recognize pitches. If we can accomplish that, I do believe he’s going to be okay. At the same time, obviously, right now, he’s struggling” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He's in a great place mentally," External link

irishsun Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is a guy that’s going to impact this team in the future, and the future doesn’t mean tomorrow or a month, maybe next year or two years,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m just excited that he’s a baseball player again. And now we’ve just got to be patient,” “We’re not talking about how we’re going to use him, or when we’re going to use him” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “So basically they say don’t get too excited,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s in a great place,” External link

wsvn Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s the goal for him to be in Tuesday,” “He’s getting treatment the whole day” External link

wsvn Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s in a great place right now, of course we’ll stay away from him tomorrow, probably the next two days, but he understands the situation,” “He knows, he’s been in this situation before. He knew Barnesy was down and we were short. He did a good job with the first batter, actually he threw the ball well again in the ninth inning. To have a guy like that that can do that, it’s huge for a baseball team” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is a guy that’s going to impact this team in the future, and the future doesn’t mean tomorrow or a month, maybe next year or two years,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s in a great place,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s the goal for him to be in Tuesday,” “He’s getting treatment the whole day” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re just trying to get something going up there,” “There’s no — how can I put it — the information department, there’s no numbers, there’s nothing. We’re just like, you know what, hopefully he goes there and he does his job. There’s other guys that are scuffling right now, they’re trying to find their swings, we’ve just gotta find somebody that goes up there and puts (up) good at-bats and sets the table. Or hits a home run” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s the goal for him to be back in (Tuesday),” “I haven’t seen him. He’s going to get treatment. He’s feeling better. He swung (Sunday) late in the game, so that’s something that is positive. That’s the goal: To start (Tuesday)” External link

masslive Monday, June 7, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re just trying to get something going up there,” “There’s no — how can I put it — the information department, there’s no numbers, there’s nothing. We’re just like, you know what, hopefully he goes there and he does his job. There’s other guys that are scuffling right now, they’re trying to find their swings, we’ve just gotta find somebody that goes up there and puts (up) good at-bats and sets the table. Or hits a home run” External link

masslive Monday, June 7, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Team ) : “We know he’s a good player and we know that at one point in his future, he’s going to contribute at this level,” “There’s still a lot of things he still needs to get better at. But we love where he’s at right now. We love that he was able to play compete in a different level (for Team USA). That’s part of the developing process. The must-win stuff is important for players. That’s why I’m big on winter ball, too. He did that in winter ball. He did it now with Team USA. And now he’ll go back (to Worcester) and get back to business. He’s a guy we really like and we know he’s going to make an impact in the future” External link

masslive Monday, June 7, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Jon Jay ) : “I told Jon Jay to make sure to help Duran out throughout the process,” External link

masslive Monday, June 7, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Team ) : “We know he’s a good player and we know that at one point in his future, he’s going to contribute at this level,” “There’s still a lot of things he still needs to get better at. But we love where he’s at right now. We love that he was able to play compete in a different level. That’s part of the developing process. The must-win stuff is important for players. That’s why I’m big on winter ball, too. He did that in winter ball. He did it now with Team USA. And now he’ll go back (to Worcester) and get back to business. He’s a guy we really like and we know he’s going to make an impact in the future” External link

masslive Monday, June 7, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He just took off. Let’s put it that way,” External link

masslive Monday, June 7, 2021 2:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “So at that end, we feel at ease where we’re at,” “But I think one more day will benefit him. Maybe two. I do believe with treatment and all that he should be OK in the upcoming days” External link

masslive Sunday, June 6, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This kid, since Day 1 he’s been great for us,” “I keep saying it, we’re very proud of him” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We want somebody that can get on base. Somebody that can drive the ball,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, June 6, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Hopefully we can exploit a few things from their starter and be more aggressive on the base path,” “So that that came into control our consideration and also the fact that sometimes you have to breathe. Hitting Kiké seventh he’ll see the pitcher for one inning, and he can get feedback from other hitters” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, June 6, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Alex Cora ) : “I think Alex actually is our complete hitter,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, June 6, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If I’m managing against the Red Sox, I’ll be very careful to bring a lefty for Verdugo having those two guys behind him,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, June 6, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He showed up today. He’s a little bit sore,” “So we’ll take care of him today. And if we need him later in the game, if he feels good, then probably we’ll use him” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, June 6, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I saw the video yesterday and I’m glad that he’s home. Let’s put it that way,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 6, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The more time you spend in the city and working here, you become fans of the teams you’re surrounded by,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 5, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He saw a lot of fastballs in Houston,” “He’s a smart hitter. He knows these guys have special fastballs, too. That one was up in the zone. He got on top of it and he crushed that one. He put some good swings toward the end in Houston. He made some adjustments. And that’s who he is. He looks lost for a little bit, then he’s one swing away from doing damage” External link

masslive Saturday, June 5, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The split, the slider, a good fastball,” “Kept them off balance, make them chase pitches. A really good one for him” External link

masslive Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I actually had texted with him not too long ago,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 5, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s been a tough four or five months for him,” “We put baseball out of the equation and there’s another human being and we just want him to be healthy” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 5, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think it changes the eye level of the hitter,” “It’s that vertical attack. But then when you got something away from that, it gives you more options as a pitcher. And he can get swings and misses. He can induce people to weak contact” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 5, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They asked me for suggestions for a few things in the playoffs,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 5, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s stable. We’re going to have more information throughout the day and tomorrow. From what I just ask from you guys is pray for him and your thoughts for his family,” External link

masslive Friday, June 4, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I texted with (Brasier) on the way here (to Yankee Stadium) at 1:30,” “It’s been a tough four or five months for him. So it wasn’t a baseball text. It was just, he’s one of our guys, he’s been here for three or four years and we care about him. So we put baseball out of the equation and this is about the human being. We just want him to be healthy” External link

masslive Friday, June 4, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m surprised, because the more you see it, you’re like, ‘He is that good,’” “He’s a game-changer in right, and offensively, if he stays with the principles he has right now, he’s going to be consistent” External link

masslive Friday, June 4, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think we did a good job jumping the gun right away,” External link

masslive Friday, June 4, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Oh My ) : “At one point, I looked up and he had 32 pitches and we were like in the fourth inning. I said, ‘Oh My God,’” External link

masslive Friday, June 4, 2021 8:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He had a good fastball, good breaking ball, good changeup. Throwing strikes, under control,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, June 4, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was actually a really good at-bat,” “You could feel it in the dugout. We were able to breathe. It’s not that we’re putting pressure on ourselves, but we saw what happened the first three days and we were facing a tough pitcher right there. To hit that home run, it was big for us” External link

masslive Friday, June 4, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Rafael Devers opened the second with a double. Hunter Renfroe walked and Arroyo homered into the left-field seats for a 3-0 lead. Boston tacked on two runs in the seventh inning on a double by Xander Bogaerts.The Astros outscored the Red Sox 18-4 in the first three games of this series, but they had trouble stringing hits together as their four-game win streak was snapped. The Astros had just two hits when Gurriel singled with no outs in the fifth. Chas McCormick singled with one out, but Pérez retired Myles Straw and Stubbs to end the threat. TRAINER’S ROOMRed Sox: RHP Ryan Brasier (strained left calf) is scheduled to throw live batting practice in Florida on Friday and if that goes well, he could begin a rehabilitation assignment soon after that. Astros: Reliever Kent Emanuel announced on social media Thursday that he would have season-ending surgery on his left ulnar collateral ligament. He has been on the injured list since May 26 with left elbow soreness. ... OF Michael Brantley (right hamstring tightness) is eligible to come off the injured list on Friday but it’s unclear if he will. Brantley hasn’t played since May 23. EJECTEDCora was ejected by plate umpire Lance Barrett for arguing a called third strike on Kevin Plawecki for the first out of the sixth inning. Cora stood in front of Barrett at home plate speaking animatedly for a bit before he was tossed. “I didn’t agree with the strike zone," External link

wcvb Friday, June 4, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Being in the middle of the whole thing, people are going to be watching,” “They are where they are in the standings. We are where we are in the standings. They have a good team. We have a good team. … We have to be ready for a fun weekend. It should be loud, it should be fun. It’s Yankees-Red Sox, and people are going to be watching” External link

bostonglobe Friday, June 4, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He had a good fastball, good breaking ball, good changeup. Throwing strikes, under control,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, June 4, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Today he was on top of his game,” “He was amazing. He’s been amazing the whole season. We’re really happy with where he’s at” External link

ChinaPost Friday, June 4, 2021 2:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I didn’t agree with the strike zone,” “I was arguing balls and strikes and you can’t do that” External link

ChinaPost Friday, June 4, 2021 2:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We expect him to be here,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, being familiar, it works in every aspect in your job,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He can perform, hopefully, the way he pitched in ’19,” “If he does that, we’re going to be in great shape, but at the same time, [we want him] to do his job. That’s all we want” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is where he grew up as a baseball player and he was just out for a few months,” “Hopefully, those few bad months outside the organization are in the past, he cleared his mind and he’s ready to go and he can perform hopefully the way he pitched in ’19” External link

masslive Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If he does that, we’re going to be in great shape, but at the same type, if he does the job, that’s all we want,” “He doesn’t have to be lights-out, although we would love him to be lights-out. To do the job, that’s something we’re looking for” External link

masslive Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Maury Wills ) : “Usage is different than what he did early in the season with the Cubs,” “Velocity is always tricky with him, because even in the past, when he was in Triple-A, the velocity was what it was. Then he will come here -- and like Maury Wills used to say -- the 15% comes into play. The lights and the fans and the big league atmosphere comes into play and that helps certain players. I do believe velocity will be up and the breaking ball shape and spin has been solid” External link

masslive Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We want him to put a good at-bat,” “I love the fact he can swing at the first pitch and do damage, but he hasn’t done that. I think he has only one hit on the first pitch of the game. The quality of the at-bat in that first at-bat has been solid. This is a guy who can hit extra-base hits and hopefully, he can start doing that” External link

masslive Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He probably would be doing the same hitting ninth,” External link

masslive Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “It seems like his at-bats get better when he’s with two strikes,” “He’s a lot more patient but then when the count flips to his benefit, then he expands a little bit” External link

masslive Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not lack of stuff because the stuff is still there,” “Hopefully, we can find out the first inning and instead of going six, he can go seven” External link

masslive Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I lived through it and I know how it works,” “I know sometimes, Pedey didn’t like to be pinch-hit by myself. But at the end, the process helped Pedroia to actually be successful. I lived it as a player. I had that experience. I know he doesn’t like to get pinch-hit, and that’s part of it. But there’s a matchup there, with a breaking ball guy, that Danny crushes breaking balls. We have to try to win the game right there. It’s nothing against him. The matchup benefits us and it just didn’t happen” External link

masslive Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Right now, it seems like we’ve got a lot of guys who are struggling,” External link

masslive Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For how good Valdez was, we got pull-happy when we had pitches in certain counts,” “That’s not working right now. It doesn’t work around the league and it doesn’t work for us. You’ve got to use the whole field. You’ve got to stay up the middle and the other way. When we’re really good, we do that” External link

masslive Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “What kind of adjustments can we do right now? There’s not much we can do,” “You trust the process, you trust the player. They’re due now. That’s the way I see it” External link

masslive Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Right now it seems like we have a lot of guys who are struggling,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “What kind of adjustments can we do right now?” “There’s not much we can do. You trust the process” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We were unable to do too much,” “He kept the ball down, we kept missing his changeup, and he had a good breaking ball” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:22:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He said the first slider, he threw it against the backstop, the second one almost killed somebody, and the third was a good one,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 3, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re going through the process. We’re talking a lot, where we’re at roster wise, what benefits [a call-up has] or [how it] doesn’t benefit us,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 3, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Mike Trout ) : “The average hitter is hitting .230,” “It’s just baseball. It’s 162 games and you’re going to go through this. Everybody does. Mike Trout came [to Houston in May] and he had no hits and then he had no hits against us and he had a bloop single in three games. The best of them, they struggle. And our best hitters right now, they’re struggling” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 3, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Bobby Dalbec ) : “Right now, obviously, he has been scuffling,” “He has been chasing pitches out of the zone. He’ll be back in the lineup tomorrow. He’ll play the next two days in the series. I just feel like there’s certain matchups that we’ve got to try to avoid and we’ve got to protect him. I know (José), Urquidy yesterday, he was kind of like a reverse platoon guy, but where he’s at with the fastball, we felt like the two guys we played over Bobby, they had a chance” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a lot of swings and misses there,” “That’s something we obviously need to be better. He hasn’t been able to stay on top of the fastball. It has been a struggle the last five or six games. This is a guy we really like and we’re giving him every chance to go out there and perform” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “As a player, the fact he can look so lost in one at-bat and then the next one, he can connect and go the other way and hit a homer or hit a laser the other way, it’s eye-opening,” “He goes through his ups and downs, obviously, like everybody else, but it just feels watching — just on TV, not where I’m at now — that he has a chance to do damage on any pitch, from way up top to down to the bottom. Obviously, we would like him to do damage in the zone and not chase pitches out of the zone, but that’s who he is. It was fun to watch on TV. The fact you feel like he’s going to crush a pitch at anytime, I know the fans enjoy that” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We always think the eighth and the ninth innings are the highest-leverage situations in the game but you’ve still got to get three outs before that,” “There are some good left-handed hitters around the league, and when there’s traffic, he has been able to come in and put them out” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s in a good place,” “He has made some adjustments physically. I do believe he’s taking care of his body a little bit better. He has been able to bounce back. He can go back-to-back with good stuff. Right now, he’s on a roll” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He gave us a chance to win,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora added : “There’s going to be starts where you don’t have your best stuff and you’ve got to find a way,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “A week ago, we were praising him, how good he was,” “It’s part of the equation. It’s part of 162 games. He’s going through a slump right now. It’s part of it. He’ll lead off tomorrow” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He gave us a chance to win,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:42:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He gave us a chance to win,” “He made some good pitches when it counted. He battled. He didn’t have his best stuff, but against a tough lineup, they only scored two in six innings. Obviously, the walks and all that put him in a bad spot, but I thought he was outstanding” External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:42:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The fact that he hits mistake pitches out of the ballpark is great, but at the same time, obviously this is a guy who can catch up with the fastball,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It seems like he has gotten away from who he is,” “It seems like he knows the fastball is coming and he’s getting bigger and bigger. Sometimes, we forget he’s still young and he’s still learning at this level. Stuff like this is going to happen” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, these guys, they attack him with fastballs, but he’s still hitting .280 and driving the ball around,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He gave us a chance to win,” “He made some good pitches when it counted. He battled. He didn’t have his best stuff, but against a tough lineup, they only scored two in six innings. Obviously, the walks and all that put him in a bad spot, but I thought he was outstanding” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “So far in this series we haven’t done much,” “They’ve been doing a good job using their fastballs in certain spots and expanding with their breaking balls and we haven’t made adjustments” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He made some good pitches when it counted,” “He battled. He didn’t have his best stuff but against a tough lineup they only scored two” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s progressing and I do believe, sooner rather than later, he’s going to go on a rehab assignment,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s Comedy Central, to be honest with you,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, June 2, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Right now, obviously, he’s been scuffling,” “He’s been chasing pitches out of the zone. He’ll play the next two days in the series. I just feel like there’s certain matchups that we’ve got to try and avoid to protect him” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It feels like he’s in-between, too,” “He knows how they’re going to attack him but the fact that he hasn’t been able to catch up with the fastball the usual way he does, it puts him in doubt” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I made a mistake and that’s part of it,” “I’m not the first human to make a mistake, but at this level with this platform, it’s going to be tough forever. Not only when I’m here but wherever I go” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s his right. It’s part of the contract,” “I’m not sure if he did opt out or he’s going to. That’s part of the contract. We were very pleased with the way he’s throwing the ball. He has been throwing his cutter a little bit better. Velocity is OK. Breaking ball has been great. But as of now, that’s all I have. He’s going to opt out and I think we have two days or something to make a decision” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a lot of stuff on the table,” “We’ve got a 26-man roster right now and he’s not part of it” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Jeff Luhnow ) : “Out of the whole report, Jeff talking about myself and saying ‘the bench coach,’ that really bothered me,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a lot of stuff that happened through the investigation that’s tough to swallow,” “I made a mistake. I went through the process and after that MLB did the right thing. I’d rather stay away from personal relationships” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “At the end, people are going to judge us for what we did, but at the end it was still a good baseball team,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’ve been telling the guys, and you guys can ask them if you guys want to, but they know I put myself in this situation. I handle the situation the way I’m going to handle it. I’m not afraid to talk about it. It’s part of who I am,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, June 1, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “At this level, on this platform, it’s going to be tough forever. It’s not only when I come here. It’s going to be when I go to other places,” “For people to judge me, I understand. There’s nothing I can do. There’s nothing I can do to change the past” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, June 1, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was getting hard to get him at-bats and, although he’s important for us in the present, he’s very important for us in the future,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 1, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I told him that if he throws the ball the way he threw it today, with one more adjustment, we’re in a good place,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 1, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about hitting it hard all the time,” “You make contact, good things happen, and today they did that. They’ve been doing that the whole season” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 1, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This guy, he’s a gamer. We know what he brings to the equation defensively. When he’s locked in, it’s fun to watch,” “He’s made some adjustments. He’s actually been more disciplined, although he’s not walking that much, but he’s controlling the at-bats… We’re very pleased with where he’s at offensively” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “His stuff looked electric [on Saturday],” “He’s in a good place. He’s made some adjustments. Physically, I do believe that he’s taking care of his body a little bit better. He’s able to bounce back, he can go back-to-back with good stuff, and right now he’s on a roll” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He hasn’t put it all together,” “We talked about the cutter on the last one and today was his best (cutter). Stuff-wise, his fastball was up there with the best outings. He made some good pitches to a tough lineup. He wasn’t able to put some guys away. Everything came on the changeup. We’ll keep working and get him ready for the next one” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I told him that if he throws him the ball the way he threw it today with one more adjustment, we’re in a good place,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not comfortable when you go out there and get beat,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, it’s not my proudest moments, right, the last 14, 15 months when we talk about Houston and myself. The fact that we’re playing good baseball and the story should be the Boston Red Sox against the Houston Astros, two of the best teams in the big leagues, it helps,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously those are not my proudest moments the last 14, 15 months when we talk about Houston and myself,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There was a lot of stuff that happened during the investigation that was tough to swallow,” “At the end, like I’ve been saying all along, I made a mistake. I went through the process. After that, MLB did the right thing” External link

usaToday Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Jeff Luhnow ) : “Out of the whole report, Jeff talking about myself and saying ‘the bench coach’ that really bothered me,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, May 31, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a lot of stuff that happened through the investigation that’s tough to swallow,” “I made a mistake. I went through the process and after that MLB did the right thing. I’d rather stay away from personal relationships” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, May 31, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “At the end, people are going to judge us for what we did, but at the end it was still a good baseball team,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, May 31, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Jackie Bradley ) : “I have good memories. Jackie hit a grand slam, we won a playoff series here. We swept them,” “That’s the good memories. I’ve got good friends around, some good stuff we did in ‘17, but right now as the manager of the Red Sox, this is what I remember” External link

masslive Monday, May 31, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Carlos Correa ) : “Alex is my best friend and he still works for them,” “Carlos is a kid who I really care about since he was a little kid and Martín has grown into me. We played against each other in Puerto Rico. Looking forward to seeing those three guys” External link

masslive Monday, May 31, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Jeff Luhnow ) : “Out of the whole report, the way Jeff talked about myself, just saying, ‘the bench coach,’ that really bothered me,” “I don’t know what was said in the investigation. I know what I said and what I went through. It is what it is. I got suspended. Deservedly so. That’s something, it will always be on my resumé. At the end, we all made a mistake, we all messed up and we are all paying the price” External link

masslive Monday, May 31, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t think I’m the first human being that made a mistake,” “The thing is, at this level and on this platform, it’s going to be talked (about) forever). It’s not only when I come here. It’s going to be when I go to other places and there are situations that are going to come up throughout the season” External link

masslive Monday, May 31, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s going to be interesting, right? Not only here but also back home when the Astros play over there,” External link

masslive Monday, May 31, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Alex Cora ) : “So deciding to take care of Alex as the DH, give J.D. a day to feel better, get some treatment and hopefully, we can stay away from him and get the other guys involved, ” “I think it’s the smart play today” External link

masslive Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He looked really good. His rhythm was better,” “More locked into his mechanics. The pitches had a better action. And looking forward to him to keep building off of that. He made some adjustments throughout the game. And I think it paid off. So I know we talk about velocity. We talk about location. I think his cutter is not where it usually is. It’s playing more like a bad slider since Texas. And hopefully that pitch plays better. But what I saw that day, those two innings, I’m looking forward to this one because I do believe he’s that close” External link

masslive Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t think it’s frustrating, baseball-wise, because I believe this whole thing about vaccination is about the outside world,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 30, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Raffy said he flies, so we’ve got to be ready for that,” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was getting hard to get him at-bats and, although he’s important for us in the present, he’s very important for us in the future,” “He hasn’t played a lot the last few years. For him to go down there and get at-bats -- consistent at-bats -- and keep improving on swing decisions and controlling the strike zone, it’s very important” External link

masslive Friday, May 28, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We have a good baseball team here,” “We have a complete baseball team here. The thought process is that we need him to get better. We need him to get at-bats” External link

masslive Friday, May 28, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We believe he’s going to contribute this year,” External link

wcvb Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We got back to our principles of an offense and you saw what happened,” “If we do that on a nightly basis, we can be very dangerous” External link

wcvb Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s a good sign right there, for him to get a fastball and hit it the other way,” “He has been grinding the last 10 days. He has hit some big home runs, too. But he came in and worked hard today with Timmy, Xander and Christian and that work paid off” External link

masslive Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We did a good job offensively,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was going to go out for the seventh to face Acuña and then after that (Taylor) was going to come in,” “He finished strong. There were a few pitches down the middle, they took advantage of it. Then, he found his groove, got some swings-and-misses, got some strike calls and gave us a chance to win” External link

masslive Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I do believe Michael needs to go to Triple-A and keep getting better,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added ( about Christian Arroyo ) : “In this situation, it made more sense sending Michael to Triple-A and having Christian here,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We do believe his stuff is one of the best we have,” “And we’re going to use him in important situations. I do believe that the most important thing and the most impressive thing regardless of the results is the way he’s pounding the strike zone. He keeps throwing strikes after strikes after strikes. He’s not afraid of contact, which is important” External link

masslive Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We believe he’s going to contribute this year,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We knew what was going on, but it’s out of the umpires’ hands and the teams,” “It’s the league. If they tell us we have to play, we play” External link

masslive Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Matt Andriese ) : “It was tough at the end,” “I was telling them that for Andriese, that wasn’t fair for him to come in and warm up and then they stopped the game and then he’s there for five minutes and he has to warm up again. We’re talking about the health of the player, but understanding it’s out of their hands, we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do” External link

masslive Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We believe he’s going to contribute this year,” External link

highlandstoday Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We believe he’s going to contribute this year,” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Work has been throwing the ball well,” “I think his breaking ball is playing a lot better. And as far as usage, we want him to throw the cutter a little bit more. And we are getting there” External link

masslive Thursday, May 27, 2021 5:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We always talk about his velocity,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Hunter and Bobby, they’re doing good against lefties,” “We can move around Christian. It doesn’t matter. But I think trying to get those two guys an extra at-bat against Smyly, that’s the reason behind it” External link

masslive Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s our time to root for her,” “I cannot wait for Saturday. It’s probably the biggest day of my life, to be able to see Camila graduate from high school. It’s amazing. She’s actually the life of our family, the vibe of our family and she’s the leader of our family. I cannot wait for that. It will be a special day” External link

masslive Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This girl, she means the world to us,” “She has been through a lot in her life. A child of divorced parents -- that’s not easy -- but the fact we’ve been able to work together and put her in the situation where she’s at right now. She’s going to college, she has been great to us throughout the process. She has suffered a lot the last 16 months with everything that happened with me , but at the same time, our relationship has grown. I explained her a lot of stuff. She had a lot of questions and I answered all of them” External link

masslive Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For Will, now pressure at all,” “Just go out there and try to win a ballgame. I told him, ‘No texting, no calling. Just get ready for that.’ He’ll be fine. He’ll be fine. Looking forward for Saturday on a personal note and to see Will go out there and do his thing” External link

masslive Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It has been a sprint, but now it starts, actually,” “The fact she’s going to go to college and we’re going to enjoy that, too, it’s going to be amazing” External link

masslive Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think Michael did a good job, especially defensively,” “For a kid that we called up in ’19 out of necessity — we needed somebody to stand at second and swing the bat — he’s become a good second baseman. He turned some good double plays. He made all the plays. He did well. Of course, there’s stuff offensively that he needs to keep working on. And now is a good time for him to go down there and do that” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s become a good baserunner, a fast runner, to be honest with you,” “And we were very pleased. But right now, he needs at-bats” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I know it’s tough to be in this situation,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It seems like he found his rhythm in the third and fourth inning,” External link

masslive Monday, May 24, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora added : “What I saw in the third or fourth inning, that was a lot better than the four starts combined,” “There was good rhythm, good arm action and good pitches. I’ll take that. Obviously, we don’t like the results, but I like the fact that those two innings, he was very aggressive and very sharp” External link

masslive Monday, May 24, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t think there’s a stronger shortstop in the big leagues,” “You see the other guys… (Fernando) Tatis (Jr.), yeah, he’s physical but he’s lean. He looks smaller. This guy is a strong shortstop. We talk about Alex (Rodriguez )and (Cal) Ripken — these guys. Those types of guys. He can play the position. We know that. But it gets to the point in certain times that you can see (it). He’s getting on base at a high rate, too, so we have to take care of that, too” External link

masslive Monday, May 24, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s hard to do what he’s doing,” “You start looking ahead and what’s coming is long games for a long period of time. We’ll take advantage of today and tomorrow” External link

masslive Monday, May 24, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s going to be a challenge in the upcoming days,” “We’ve got Atlanta, a playoff team. We’ve got the Marlins a playoff team. We’ve got the Astros, a playoff team, and then we’ll go to New York, another playoff team. Just the nature of our schedule and who we’re playing” External link

masslive Monday, May 24, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The Phillies have a good pitching staff, the Marlins have a great pitching staff, the Braves have the same thing and the Mets do, too,” “It’s a challenge but we believe we belong with the best of the league so we’ve just got to keep playing good baseball and keep winning series” External link

masslive Monday, May 24, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s a good learning experience,” “Obviously, to play for your country is an honor. It’s a great opportunity for them to learn from some guys who were very successful at this level. I hope for them that they can contribute and do the job” External link

masslive Monday, May 24, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think it’s a great experience,” External link

masslive Monday, May 24, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is part of, actually, player development,” “You’re going to be around some guys who have done it at the highest level of competition — one of the highest levels. It will be great for them” External link

masslive Monday, May 24, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was able to elevate his fastball and his two-seamer kept us honest,” “We felt we put some good at-bats and put a good swing. But he’s one of the best and he’s very impressive” External link

dailyjournal Monday, May 24, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s playing again today and we’ll re-assess the situation after the game but it looks like he’ll be okay,” “We’ll talk to him afterwards and we’ll make a decision, probably tomorrow or before the game. But it’s trending up and he’s feeling good” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “After that, we’ll re-assess the situation,” “The hope is for him to start his throwing progression in three weeks. We’ll see how it goes” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was actually a great at-bat,” “I always joke around with them about 3-2 counts at the big-league level right now. If you are a bad hitter and you have no chance, it should be auto-take because it’s 50/50. 50% it’s a ball, 50% it’s a strike. If you swing, the odds of you getting on base go way down. I don’t know how many hits he has. He didn’t say it was an auto-take but I’ll take credit for that one. They know about the 50/50” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s a good player. He had a great season a few years ago,” “Just the way he controls the at-bat, there’s no panic. The way he takes pitches. He can drive the ball the other way and you know what that means at home. He can shoot it the other way with power” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Probably his best start in professional baseball,” “In the minor leagues, he struggled the first part of the season and then finished where he always finishes. He did an outstanding job in the offseason, too, physically. I think last year wasn’t fair for him. Going into spring training, everything I heard and what I saw, he was in great shape. Then he goes to the Dominican Republic and for how tough things were in the States, it was tougher down there. He didn’t have the facilities to take care of himself. Actually, we spoke a few times during the shutdown and he was afraid. He was afraid of just leaving the house. He’s just a kid. We were all afraid, and for him not to be able to do the things he normally does to prepare for a season, it’s not an excuse but it’s the reality. I know a lot of people were hard on him. Nobody was harder than himself. I don’t think it was fair to judge him last year, body-wise, because nobody knew what was going on where he lives” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This month of May, he has been throwing the ball well,” “Overall, amazing against lefties, which is a big difference from ’19. In ’19, he was a reverse split guy. Now, you can mix and match with the rule. You’ve seen him. We’ve got two outs and there’s a lefty coming up, we use him there, then depending on where we’re at in the lineup with the opposition, we’ll push him out there or we shut him down. We’re very pleased with what he’s done” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “One thing he’s fighting is actually catching up with the fastball,” “He has a gameplan, but it feels like — I don’t want to say he’s afraid — but he’s conscious he’s not catching up with it so he doesn’t want to buy into what he’s thinking or what he’s seeing. He feels like, ‘Ok, he’s going to throw me a breaking ball here,’ but in the back of his mind, it’s like, ‘I’ve got to catch up with it.’ This is like the toughest stretch for him with the strikeouts. It has been tough” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was amazing on the mound,” “He did a good job. He had good stuff, mixed up his breaking ball and threw some cutters to righties. Overall, a good one from him” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was able to repeat his delivery and so it was another positive day for him,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s going to be shut down for a while,” “He’s not going to be able to do baseball stuff for a while” External link

masslive Sunday, May 23, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has been doing that the whole time,” “Overall, in every outing, he’s giving us a chance and that’s what we wanted” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 7:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s a tough lineup to maneuver with all those righties and he did a good job elevating his pitches, using his changeup,” “His stuff was crisp. For him to go six, it put us in a good spot. We were able to stay away from certain guys. Just another good one” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 7:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s doing okay. We had to take him out. At the end, it was more like he feels it was nothing. He just got scared,” “We’ll check him out tomorrow and see how he feels. Not sure if I’m going to play him tomorrow. We’ll stay away from him, most likely, and give him some rest. We’ll check on Sunday again” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He said he was a little bit nervous before his first at-bat and during his first at-bat,” “I said, ‘Well, you’re only human. That’s part of what we’re doing. If you don’t feel nervous at this level, there’s something wrong with you.’ We all feel that way on a daily basis” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Eduardo Rodriguez ) : “With Eduardo, there’s a few things he needs to do better but I do believe he’s getting closer... we’ve got to find the right mix,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “One thing also that I like about the group — today, they’re not caught up on what happened yesterday,” “They’re getting ready for the Phillies, which is the mark of a good team. You’ve got to turn the page, when it’s a tough loss or a W like yesterday” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Eduardo Rodriguez ) : “The last one by Nate and the last one by Eduardo, the batting average for balls in play had to be like .700,” “And that’s going to happen” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We run the bases well, we pick and choose where we want to go and we’ve been pretty effective, but he can run,” “I think that’s a dimension that we’ll add something to the equation. I think, offensively, we should be better. It creates more balance, it gives us more alternatives and we’re very happy he’s with us” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 2:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Marwin Gonzalez ) : “We’re going to move him around, just like Marwin and Enrique,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 2:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If we can steal at a good percentage, if we’re efficient with it, we’re going to keep running,” “Hopefully, it’s something different we can bring to the equation and can put pressure on the opposition” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 2:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but probably, he’ll play the whole weekend there — the three games — and then we’ll make a decision,” “Let’s see how he comes out tonight. If he feels great, that’s awesome. I think a few games to get at-bats is always useful. The fact he’s playing tells you where he’s at right now” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I do believe getting your legs under you, moving around — playing second, playing short and DHing — is going to help him,” “We’ll see where we’re at after the game tonight” External link

masslive Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t let them wear earrings (during games),” External link

masslive Friday, May 21, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I do believe honestly that it will be good for baseball in general to have one more hitter,” External link

masslive Friday, May 21, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “But he went to New York and got one of the best at-bats of the two games — it was Nick (Pivetta) actually,” “But yeah, there’s always a concern. Whenever they hit, you just hope for the best and hopefully nothing happens” External link

masslive Friday, May 21, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Don’t get caught up on the homers. The homers will happen,” “He put a good swing in there. It was a line drive that just kept going. He can do that. Yesterday, he had a 3-2 count, stayed on a breaking ball and hit it hard. Hopefully, this is the beginning of something good for him” External link

masslive Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s working the count, he’s getting into hitters count, but he’s expanding a little bit,” “He’ll get in trouble there. That (homer) was good to see” External link

masslive Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was a big home run right there, a big run for us. In these conditions, every run counts,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has been really good about simplifying stuff. Big communicator,” “This is not an easy staff” External link

masslive Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He did a good job for us a few years ago helping in the minor leagues and whenever he came up here,” “He’s doing an amazing job” External link

masslive Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I just hope I don’t have to use a position player this season,” “We’ll keep it at that” External link

masslive Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We identified a few pitchers throughout the off-season and he was on top of the list,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We trusted the player, we decided to move on (him) and now he’s here and he’s doing an outstanding job,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Sometimes you try to make big adjustments, and for him, it was the other way around,” “It was simplifying the windup, being more in a straight line to the plate and throwing more competitive pitches. He has done that and he is going deep into games. He was one pitch away from giving us seven today. We’re very pleased with the way he’s throwing the ball” External link

masslive Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We had good at-bats from the get-go," "We hit line drives. When we do that we also hit a lot of home runs" External link

foxnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If everything goes well, there’s a good chance he starts a rehab assignment soon,” “He’s actually in a good place” External link

masslive Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “One of the things we feel very comfortable is having that extra pitcher because of the rotation,” “But the way they (the starters) have been going, it gets that conversation going. So we’ll see” External link

masslive Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He caught my eye in spring training...he’s a good one. I liked what I saw,” “His velocity got better in spring training. He’s a guy we’re looking at for the right reasons and we’re excited about what he’s doing, what he did in spring training, and what he can do in the future” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Command is not where he usually is, and that’s something that he needs -- regardless of his stuff -- if he’s throwing hard or his velocity is down,” “I think the cutter actually is bigger than usual. We’ll try to find out why. It’s actually playing like a hanging slider instead of him being sharp and dotting that pitch whenever he wants to. He has been able to elevate the last two starts but there has been a lot of contact. I think teams are doing a good job staying with him and going the other way. We’ll go back to the drawing board and see what we can do” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t want him to get caught up like he has to throw hard right away and then that happens,” “He can actually pitch at 91-92 (mph) and then he can do it the other way around and gain velocity throughout the outing. Those are things that we’ll take a look at” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They did an amazing job with the clubhouse and the facility to accommodate the visiting team,” “It is different, we know that. The ball flies here and the ball shoots to right field compared to the other places we have played” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s a guy that got my attention in spring training,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Brian Cashman ) : “Actually, when we went to New York, I gave (Cashman) a call and I was like, ‘Man, those two guys are amazing,’” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Adam Ottavino ) : “I don’t think Adam was sharp today and we’ve got an off day tomorrow,” External link

masslive Monday, May 17, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Mike Trout ) : “Yesterday was an easy day for us. Four outs, it’s not that different for him. He actually got them. It just didn’t look that way (referencing Mike Trout’s bloop single)” External link

masslive Monday, May 17, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Everybody was praising him two days ago when he attacked the strike zone,” “We just keep working. He doesn’t want to walk people” External link

masslive Monday, May 17, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Respecting what’s going on outside of our baseball world… there are a lot of people struggling still and countries that are trying to find a way to get going,” External link

masslive Monday, May 17, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s doing well, he’s playing well, moving well… it looks like, timing-wise, he’s almost there,” “We’ve been moving him around all over the place. He’s moving well” External link

masslive Monday, May 17, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Not throwing yet but the reports, everything I read yesterday, Tanner feels quote-unquote normal,” “But obviously he has to go through everything, the rehab. And the doctors will determine how normal he is. But the fact that he’s feeling that way, it’s a positive” External link

masslive Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It seems like he’s getting beat with fastballs inside. And changeups, he’s rolling over it,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Not throwing yet but the reports, everything I read yesterday, Tanner feels quote-unquote normal,” “But obviously he has to go through everything, the rehab. And the doctors will determine how normal he is. But the fact that he’s feeling that way, it’s a positive. Same thing with Connor down there in Fort Myers. He’s getting treatment but nothing as far as baseball activities yet” External link

masslive Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s still feeling it towards the end,” “And you can tell. He’s kind of like easy, like babying, you want to call it, his swing through impact. So I don’t think he’ll be ready for a rehab game yet. I don’t think it’s going to take that long, either. I do believe probably toward the end of the week he’ll do that. As of now, we have to reset that plan and go from there” External link

masslive Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He understands there’s up and downs during the season,” “As long as you keep working hard and stay within yourself and make adjustments, you’re going to be fine. It started with the walk right away in the (second) inning. Then he stole second, which was good. There’s certain times we know he’s going to swing and miss. But the power is there. We know that. It’s just for him to be a little more consistent in certain situations” External link

masslive Saturday, May 15, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It seems like both of them are trending in the right direction — especially Enrique,” External link

masslive Friday, May 14, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re trying to put the best lineup out there on a daily basis and I just felt the last two days, it was good for him to reset again and give Michael a chance to go out there and play,” “The two were really good today” External link

masslive Friday, May 14, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “In a perfect world, (we’d stretch out) just one, but we don’t live in a perfect world,” “When they go, like I’ve been saying all along, it’s good for them to go multiple innings” External link

masslive Friday, May 14, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “After two innings, there’s no way he pitches against the Angels, so push him one more inning and hopefully he’ll be ready for Toronto,” External link

masslive Friday, May 14, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Bob Melvin ) : “There’s something about their roster construction that it’s tough to match up with them,” “It’s no only about platoon advantage. It’s their bullpen. They do an outstanding job maximizing their roster. Bob is one of those managers — he has been around for a long, long time and he knows how they do things. We always talk about their offense and they hit the ball in the air and they control the strike zone. Although this year, it’s a little bit different defensively. Numbers-wise, it’s not as good as years past, but they always have good defenders, they always have good catchers and they always have good relievers. Whatever they do, it works” External link

masslive Friday, May 14, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Bob Melvin ) : “They know how to play the game,” “They do a good job. Talking to Mitch a little bit about (Melvin), it’s refreshing to hear Mitch talk about Bob and how they do things and how they approach the game. They’re always prepared and it’s a testament to who he is” External link

masslive Friday, May 14, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Three games in a row, we didn’t do too much, and right away, he hits a missile and just kept running,” “He saw Laureano — he didn’t come up clean with it — and he kept going. Just set the tempo for the whole night” External link

masslive Friday, May 14, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It seems like both of them are trending in the right direction — especially Enrique,” External link

masslive Friday, May 14, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Seabold is in Florida right now just going through his rehab,” “Tanner is actually feeling better. But that’s about it” External link

masslive Friday, May 14, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Nothing as far as rehab yet,” External link

masslive Friday, May 14, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re trying to keep our shortstop off his feet today. He has been playing a lot,” “We’ve got J.D. playing left field. He doesn’t care, he loves playing the outfield. So it’s a good opportunity against a lefty to try to take care of some players” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “In spring training, he was a little bit erratic defensively,” “But he’s a cool customer. I saw him play a lot last year. He put some good swings in spring training” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is kind of how people react to the shot and he’s feeling better,” “The hope, obviously, is for him to start tomorrow” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re closer than probably 10 days ago,” “I don’t know how close to 85%, but we are closer” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Overall, a lot better than the last two, maybe three,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think the (splitter) is playing now better than early in the season or in spring training,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think yesterday was his best split,” “He got some swings and misses. He has been actually really good against lefties. Struggled with command sometimes. But overall, but he has been really good” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We did it (2018) with Joe (Kelly), (Barnes) and Craig (Kimbrel),” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “At the end of the day, you’ve got to get outs,” “You don’t need a lefty to quote-unquote survive at this level” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Trying to do too much in that situation,” “He froze on the line drive, went back and saw the throw to first and he took off. The effort was great, but obviously, in that situation — second and third — you stay there. He’s such a good baserunner. He thought, getting the run right there, he had it. But it’s a gamble in that situation” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Marwin Gonzalez ) : “Marwin had a good jump but then he hesitated,” “I think if he keeps going, he’s probably safe” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We haven’t been able to do too much,” “We had bases loaded, two outs and we had that kid on the ropes. We only scored one. Double digits in strikeouts again. We didn’t do much. He settled down and started mixing up his slider. The bullpen is that solid, but we know we’re a good offense. When the big boys aren’t swinging the bat, the other guys have to contribute, too” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Alex Cora ) : “Forget the throw, him backing up Alex, that’s what he does,” “We’ve been talking about his defense since Day 1, even in spring training. He finds a way to be where he’s supposed to be. He’s very responsible. It starts in batting practice with his preparation. He saw the play, got there in time. As soon as he threw it, I was like, ‘There’s a good chance he’s going to be out.’ He is that good in the outfield” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re closer. We’re closer than probably 10 days ago,” “I don’t know how close to 85%, but we are closer” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Arroyo ) : “Most likely, (Kiké) and Christian, they’ll play maybe two games in Worcester,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Not mapped out, but it’s an idea,” “We feel good about where they’re at. Especially with Enrique. So we would like them to see (pitchers) to play a little bit. It might be one game or two games. Especially in that situation (with a hamstring). To run around, play the outfield, maybe play second base one day. It’s trending in the right direction and it seems like both of them should be with us sooner rather than later” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Like we said when we got him, this is a guy who had a great season two years ago and last season he was hurt,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora added : “This is a proven big-leaguer, somebody we recognized in the off-season and there’s a reason we brought him to the organization,” “Now, it’s about him building up stamina, getting at-bats, moving around and running around. He hasn’t played in a year and a half. It’s good that he’s here and he’s going to be able to play” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “As a person and as the captain, he’s doing the things that he used to do, but in a different way,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora added : “He’s louder in the dugout for sure,” “It’s not like he’s a cheerleader but he’s a lot louder pulling for the guys” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He can run a team and he can impact a team,” “I’m glad he’s still with us here. Obviously, I know he has his goals. We talked about it last year a little bit. For him to become a big-league manager is something he really wants. At the same time, right now he wants this organization to win a World Series, which is very important for us. He’s a big part of what we’re trying to accomplish” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s one of the best defenders in right field,” “If he didn’t get it, not too many right fielders can get it” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For the negative, there was a positive,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Jorge Lopez ) : “Those two guys the last two days have been really good,” “You’re going to run into this. López, last night was throwing 97 (mph) sinker balls and a good changeup and this guy, he has been one of the best the last few years. You’re going to go through stretches” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re searching. You’ve seen it,” “Obviously, we do feel very comfortable with some of the guys back there. We still have to get these kids going. I think they’re very important. Stuff-wise, we know what they can do. We’ve seen it before. But we need them to be more consistent. When that happens, the structure is going to be a lot easier” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You don’t have to hit rockets or hit home runs when there’s traffic around,” “You put the ball in play and good things happen. That’s what they did today” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We need to get the job done in those innings,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora explained : “Because we were set up with (Matt) Andriese with all those righties,” “And I felt like that was good enough (for Pérez) today. He did an amazing job. Had good stuff. Kept them off balance. Just one pitch — that cutter that ran into Mountcastle. But besides that, he was really good and we were set up with Matt to go multiple innings today. So that’s the reason I did it” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Jacob Jones ) : “The other day I pushed him 5 ⅔ and had bases loaded against (JaCoby) Jones with two outs and he gave up a (single),” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He is who he is and we like the guy,” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “But when we got to the eighth inning, they only scored two runs,” “So that’s the name of the game. Avoid runs and score runs. And today we didn’t score runs. But as far as the usage and all that, I don’t think that’s an issue. We manage the game as a group. And we have a plan. Against Detroit, we left him in against the righty and we got burned. And today, we felt like 5 innings was perfect” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s no timetable, but this is something we feel will be short term,” External link

wcvb Monday, May 10, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s no timetable, but this is something we feel will be short term,” “It’s not something where we are overly concerned” External link

ChinaPost Monday, May 10, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s no timetable, but this is something we feel will be short term,” “It’s not something where we are overly concerned” External link

seattlepi Monday, May 10, 2021 12:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s no timetable, but this is something we feel will be short term,” “It’s not something where we are overly concerned” External link

dailyjournal Monday, May 10, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s no timetable, but this is something we feel will be short term,” “It’s not something where we are overly concerned” External link

highlandstoday Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “When things are not going good, they’re pouting. When things are going great, they celebrate like a Little League team,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He's probably the best offensive shortstop in the big leagues,” External link

wcvb Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “When Christian is just hitting line drives all over the place, it gets the line moving,” “Sometimes he gets caught up on hitting the ball in the air and all that. Understandably so because he can do it. But when he starts spreading the ball all over the place and becomes the complete hitter, he changes this lineup” External link

masslive Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For him to go seven (innings) was huge,” “We were able to reset our bullpen and now we are at full force tomorrow” External link

masslive Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “Besides that, he’s been OK,” “Obviously the walks against lefties, it concerns you. Walks from the bullpen, it always concerns you. But I think it’s just a slight adjustment. Being able to elevate the fastball. I’m not saying just throw it up there all the time. You’ve got to get ahead. But you can expand up. And then if he goes up, they get to the limit, and then he can use that split, which I think has been playing better lately. I think that is the next step, just to make sure where to use his weapons. And I think that fastball should play up in the zone” External link

masslive Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He's probably the best offensive shortstop in the big leagues,” External link

usaToday Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He's probably the best offensive shortstop in the big leagues,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Fastball is down in the zone,” “That’s something that we have talked about it. We actually we want him to elevate” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s what they’re hunting and they put good swings on it,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He can play first, second, third. We can put him in left field,” External link

wcvb Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "A single by Trey Mancini gave the Orioles their first run of the night in the fifth and Mountcastle cut the margin to 4-2 with a solo homer an inning later off Hirokazu Sawamura. Christian Vazquez and Marwin Gonzalez each had an RBI double to round out the scoring for Boston. “We kept playing and when we do that, we are a really good team," External link

wcvb Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He did a good job in spring training early on,” “I do believe toward the end because of the competition, he started chasing hits and he got out of his approach” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We know what he can do. I saw it in ‘19,” “Obviously the league caught up with him. I do believe he did a good job in spring training knowing the boundaries of his swing. And hopefully, when he gets a chance here, he can do it” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I told him the other day that on one of the websites, they had J.D. (Martinez) running ahead of him speed-wise and he took it personally,” “He’s a good base runner. He’s a good athlete. He’s fast actually. Just gotta be careful with him, right? He’s scores from first. He takes his chances as far as like stealing bases and he’s in better shape than last year” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He can play first, second, third. We can put him in left field,” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We kept playing and when we do that, we are a really good team,” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “He can run. He can play defense,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Most likely if something happens, probably that’s the route that we’ll take,” “He’s versatile. He can play first, second, third. We can put him in left field. Right-handed bat. So if something happens, most likely it will be Michael” External link

masslive Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Dustin Pedroia ) : “He learned right away what it’s all about to play in this market, this city, this stadium, for this franchise. He doesn’t take a day for granted,” “He’s not as vocal or loud as Dustin [Pedroia] … but he’s always ready. He’s always prepared. He has helped me also off the field” External link

bostonglobe Friday, May 7, 2021 3:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’ve really learned to appreciate him,” “We’ve got a lot of kids out there that we love — Carlos and Francisco, Javy [Báez]. But I’m happy that my shortstop is Xander Bogaerts. Hopefully he can play here for a long, long time” External link

bostonglobe Friday, May 7, 2021 3:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora comentó : “Tenemos al abridor. Tenemos el cierre y a los preparadores” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, July 9, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora dijo : “Chicos, les informaré cuando lo decida” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, April 30, 2019 2:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora dijo : “Si son 162 juegos, te van a tocar 162 turnos sin nadie en base” External link

wsoctv Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora dijo : “Creo que es algo que depende de la gente en tu equipo y lo que quieren” External link

wsoctv Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:26:00 AM EAT



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manager14.29%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
future manager7.14%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
former teammate7.14%EN06/17/201617/06/2016
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Alex CoraEN100.00%


 
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Chris Sale said ( about Alex Cora ) : “I heard (Alex Verdugo) say the other day, ‘(Cora) is playing chess. Others are playing checkers,’” “I’m just a piece to his chess game, so whatever he needs me to do, that’s what I’m there for” External link

masslive Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Derek Shelton said ( about Alex Cora ) : “Joey Cora is a great baseball man whose love for the game and passion for the job was obvious every day that he represented the Pittsburgh Pirates,” “I want to thank him for his commitment to the organization along with all the time and dedication that he gave to our players” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:03:00 AM EAT

Eduardo Rodriguez said ( about Alex Cora ) : “My command wasn’t great at all on every pitch,” “So I’m not surprised (by Cora’s decision). This is the playoffs. And you’ve got to go out there and do your job. If you don’t do it, you’re coming out of the game” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added ( about Alex Cora ) : “He started choking up a little bit,” “It feels like you have more control of the barrel that way. There was a game he didn’t play. Alex (Verdugo) didn’t either. I saw them talking a lot. And I think that came from that conversation. But at the end of the day, we know when he gets into a roll, he’s really good” External link

masslive Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Alex Cora ) : “It was huge for us, where we were,” “He has been doing that a lot this season. He did it a lot last season for this team. The difference is now we’re in this situation and people can talk about Alex” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Brett Gardner told ( about Alex Cora ) : “Having him (Cora) back in the dugout obviously makes me want to beat them more,” External link

masslive Monday, June 7, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Alex Cora ) : “I think Alex actually is our complete hitter,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, June 6, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Rodriguez said ( about Alex Cora ) : “I think Alex Cora is the best manager in the game,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 5, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Hunter Renfroe said ( about Alex Cora ) : “The Red Sox were in pretty heavy from the start,” “I knew that was kind of what I wanted to do really early. I knew Alex (Cora) was an incredible coach and a guy to play for. I reached out to a few guys I know that said incredible things about him. I reached out, talked to him, had a good conversation with him and Chaim and we kind of knew from then. We knew that we were going to sign with them probably a week before we did” External link

masslive Friday, June 4, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Alex Cora ) : “So deciding to take care of Alex as the DH, give J.D. a day to feel better, get some treatment and hopefully, we can stay away from him and get the other guys involved, ” “I think it’s the smart play today” External link

masslive Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Alex Cora ) : “Forget the throw, him backing up Alex, that’s what he does,” “We’ve been talking about his defense since Day 1, even in spring training. He finds a way to be where he’s supposed to be. He’s very responsible. It starts in batting practice with his preparation. He saw the play, got there in time. As soon as he threw it, I was like, ‘There’s a good chance he’s going to be out.’ He is that good in the outfield” External link

masslive Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:29:00 AM EAT

Jason Varitek said ( about Alex Cora ) : “But that’s not the focus right now,” “The focus right now is what you can do to make this team the best that you can. We have an unbelievable leader around us (Cora) and it’s a great working environment to work with” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

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Alex Cora said : “You see the talent. It’s just a matter of making some adjustments offensively,” “Recognize who you want to be and not please everybody. We had that conversation at one point during the season. Everybody talks about the strikeouts... He’s got the power, so there has to be a balance. I think, defensively, he did a good job in both corners. He learned first base and did an amazing job. We’ll see what the future holds” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

cbs46 Saturday, October 23, 2021 4:25:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We just got beat at the end, but when we look back and everything that we went through, the thoughts of this team early in the season, it’s just amazing,” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, October 23, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I just bet on my players,” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, October 23, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defence against us, we play defence against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, October 23, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

nbcnews Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

accesswdun Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We had bigger goals, but to be honest with you, I’m very proud of the group,” “We started off well. Then we kind of ran out of gas for a little bit, and then we came back” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora explained : “I just bet on my players,” “3-2 count. We put the ball in play against a sinkerballer, we score one. He (Maldonado) threw like a 1.4 to second, whatever he did, and we didn’t make contact, and he got thrown out. But that’s one of those that it’s a 3-2 count with a sinkerballer. We were trying to score one. ... Their catcher just came out shooting and he made a perfect throw” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them, we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

dailynews Saturday, October 23, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

wwlp Saturday, October 23, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, October 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "It’s not about technology or other stuff," "There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that" External link

timescolonist Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

wsvn Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defence against us, we play defence against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” External link

wmur Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

wmur Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

japantoday Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:22:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

seattlepi Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

click2houston Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

wftv Saturday, October 23, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not about technology or other stuff,” “There’s stuff that happens on the field that you have to be guarded. The same way that teams play defense against us, we play defense against other teams. Not only them we did it against the Yankees, we did it against the Rays. It’s the nature of the game. We’re prepared for that” External link

beaumontenterprise Saturday, October 23, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Closing series is not easy, either,” “We’ve been successful in this ballpark. They’ve been successful, too, in certain series. In others, they weren’t able to close it out. Obviously, history is not going to dictate what’s going to happen tonight, but we know who we are, we know what we’ve done the whole season” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We had our meals, too. Our ‘Gladiator’ meals,” “Players with the players, coaches with the coaches and front office people with front office people. They did damage. They did damage from what I heard. Very expensive” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : ”Obviously, we believe he can be a starter with time, but you never know what can happen in the future,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Everybody thought he was a starter, I think,” “Made a living on closing out games. You can’t get ahead of yourself. What’s he going to be or whatever? One thing for sure, he is going to be a good pitcher for a long, long time” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We had a Zoom meeting right before the Rule 5 and they were talking about actually two pitchers, and he was one of them, and I had no idea, to be honest with you,” “When we got to spring training — you can ask all these people — he threw the first bullpen out, and I was, like, ‘Whoa, what is this?’ The velocity, the mechanics, the intensity, the attention to detail in one bullpen. And then you see him in the weight room and in the training room, the way he acted, we knew he had a good one” External link

masslive Saturday, October 23, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora noted : “We won three in a row at one point in the playoffs,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, October 22, 2021 12:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We need to stop their fast-break offense with men in scoring position, make them normal humans, not Hall of Famers,” “There are certain guys that, they’re not going to beat us tomorrow. There are other guys that have to step up for them” External link

bostonglobe Friday, October 22, 2021 12:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We learned a lot during the season, the first three games of the season, that it wasn’t going to be easy,” External link

masslive Friday, October 22, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “We’ve been in this situation before,” “In the next 24 hours, we’ll take a look at a few things. We learn from our mistakes and we’ll be ready for the next one. ... It’s not the first time we’ve been in this situation that is a must-win. We did it in (game No.) 162, and we did it in the Wild Card game” External link

masslive Friday, October 22, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "You can say all the cliches, right? One pitch at a time. One play at a time. One inning at a time. One game at a time. One day at a time," External link

irishsun Friday, October 22, 2021 2:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We didn’t think about walking him there,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 21, 2021 4:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We learned a lot during the season, the first three games of the season that it wasn’t going to be easy,” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora added : “We’ve been in this situation before,” “In the next 24 hours, we’ll take a look at a few things. We learn from our mistakes and we’ll be ready for the next one. ... It’s not the first time we’ve been in this situation that is a must-win. We did it in (game No.) 162, and we did it in the Wild Card game” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Yeah, a lot of people thought it was a strike,” “It was a good game until the end, right? We were one pitch away from ending that inning, and it didn’t happen, and then they scored seven” External link

highlandstoday Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We didn't think about walking him there,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Sometimes we get caught up too much on third time through the order,” External link

denverpost Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We did it in 162, and we did it in the Wild Card game,” External link

denverpost Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t see it as a slump. It’s two games,” “Obviously, it’s a series, but, I mean, we’ve been really good offensively the whole month” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think their guy was amazing,” “He was throwing harder than usual. The ball was moving. We didn’t hit the ball hard at all. I think we had two fly balls, if I’m not mistaken, and a home run, right? Credit to him. His sinker was unreal tonight. Unreal. You tip your hat to him and you move forward” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few things they’re doing that they didn’t do in the first three games, and we just got to be ready,” “One of the things that we do, you know, we learn a lot from what happened in the past, right? You know, this is a series that teams make adjustments. We have to make adjustments against them too pitching-wise” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Whatever his plan was or the approach was, was really good,” “Just stay on pitches against a tall, lanky -- he’s got elbows, knees, and everything, and different angle -- for him to hang in there, that was really good” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I understand how people think, but there were two lefties coming up too in that pocket, right? (Michael) Brantley, who he did an amazing job early on, and we had Alvarez,” “Still he is who he is, but he is Chris Sale. He is a lefty. He has made a living getting lefties out” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You’ve got to tip your hat to the kid, to the guy (Alvarez),” “He didn’t try to do too much on that first pitch with man on second and third, and he goes the other way” External link

masslive Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora explained : “I really don’t like to bring them in a tie game or a one-run game. It just felt like yesterday it was a good lane for us right there,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “At the end he made pitches,” “He did make pitches, and it just didn’t work out” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He just is at another level, and he is very honest about it,” “If he feels good, he feels good. It’s not the, ‘Oh, I’ll give you one inning today,’ just to say it” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Michael Brantley ) : “We used Martín in that spot in Game 1 against Michael,” “So we felt like stretching Nate didn’t make sense. And Martín did a good job with him (in Game 1). He got a ground ball the other day. So that’s why he’s on this roster. He’s here to get lefties out. We just felt like lefty on lefty and make pitches and he got ambushed. That’s it. But we felt like that was right there his matchup” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "If it's a strike, it changes the whole thing, right," External link

usaToday Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Yeah, a lot of people thought it was a strike,” “It was a good game until the end, right? We were one pitch away from ending that inning, and it didn’t happen, and then they scored seven” External link

dailynews Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s not much to say in that clubhouse. We know where we’re at. They have a good team. I think it was a good game until the end, right?” “We were one pitch away from ending that inning, and it didn’t happen, and then they scored seven. So we’ll be ready tomorrow. Just like every day. You win, you turn the page. You lose, you turn the page, and be ready” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I know we only had three or four hits, but we had traffic the whole time,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s not much to say in that clubhouse. We know where we’re at,” “We knew the only thing that was guaranteed after last night was Game 6, right? So they have a good team. I think it was a good game until the end, right? We were one pitch away from ending that inning, and it didn’t happen, and then they scored seven” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not that I’m mad at him,” External link

highlandstoday Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If it’s a strike it changes the whole thing, right?” “But I think we had chances early on. They did an outstanding job with the bullpen. We didn’t do enough offensively, and now we go to Game 5” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Carlos Correa ) : “It’s not about him doing what Correa did. It’s about what we do. We don’t have to react to what the opposition do,” “We celebrate. We enjoy what we do. We play with emotion, but reacting to what the opposition, what they do, it doesn’t -- we haven’t done it in the past. We’re not going to start doing it now” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Yeah, a lot of people thought it was a strike,” “It was a good game until the end, right? We were one pitch away from ending that inning, and it didn’t happen, and then they scored seven” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We were in Tampa going over their pitching staff and he wasn’t afraid to speak up,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Carlos Correa ) : “It’s not about him doing what Correa did. It’s about what we do. We don’t have to react to what the opposition do,” “We celebrate. We enjoy what we do. We play with emotion, but reacting to what the opposition, what they do, it doesn’t — we haven’t done it in the past. We’re not going to start doing it now” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was going to give us one inning and we felt right there in that pocket it was good for him,” “I wasn’t going to use him in extra innings because then I get tempted to use him for six, so I decided to use him in the ninth, and it didn’t work” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I didn’t agree with the J.D. call. I didn’t,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I got to take a look at the video and see how it went. I haven’t had a chance to take a look at it,” “I really disagreed with the one early on. It was the third inning, and 3-2 count. J.D. is very — he doesn’t argue too much, and the way he reacted, you know, I had to jump right away. I don’t want him to get thrown out” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Carlos Correa ) : “It’s not about him doing what Correa did. It’s about what we do. We don’t have to react to what the opposition do,” “We celebrate. We enjoy what we do. We play with emotion, but reacting to what the opposition, what they do, it doesn’t -- we haven’t done it in the past. We’re not going to start doing it now” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I didn’t agree with the J.D. call,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “The last one I’m not going to get thrown out,” “I learned my lesson in Game 1 of the last time we played them and I told him, I said, ‘I’m not going to get thrown out of this game, but we thought that pitch was a strike.’ And he disagreed with us” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If it’s a strike, it changes the whole thing, right?” “But I think we had chances early on. They did an outstanding job with the bullpen. We didn’t do enough offensively. And now we go to Game 5” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’ve got to take a look at the video and see how it went,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added ( about Laz Diaz ) : “We disagreed with that one, so I know it’s early in the game, but it’s first and second, one out,” “It is what it is. It’s a tough job. I’ve know Laz since our days in Miami. He used to (umpire) our games when I played at the University of Miami. Every Friday he was the man in those games. So it’s a hard job. I understand that. It’s a hard job” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was going to give us one inning and we felt right there in that pocket it was good for him,” “I wasn’t going to use him in extra innings because then I get tempted to use him for six, so I decided to use him in the ninth, and it didn’t work” External link

click2houston Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Carlos Correa ) : “It’s not about him doing what Correa did. It’s about what we do. We don’t have to react to what the opposition do,” “We celebrate. We enjoy what we do. We play with emotion, but reacting to what the opposition, what they do, it doesn’t -- we haven’t done it in the past. We’re not going to start doing it now” External link

click2houston Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not analytics, it’s not a hunch,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was like, for Christmas, you’re on vacation with your kids and everything, and all the gifts are under the tree — but they’re back home,” “We knew he was going to have an impact, but we had to be patient” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s a different approach for us,” “We were very aggressive the whole season. We were expanding. We didn’t walk too much, and when he got here and he started playing, it was different. It’s a different at-bat and other guys have followed his lead. And right now, this is the best I’ve seen this team this season, offensively” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think we’re doing a better job staying in the strike zone,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not that I’m mad at him,” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Besides that he was outstanding. Establishing the fastball, good change-up, good cutter, good tempo,” “I told him we’ve got to throw strikes. Don’t walk people. Make them earn it, and he did. The fact that he went six innings was very important for us. It’s three games in a row against a great team, and to be able to rest the bullpen for tomorrow is huge, and he understood that” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Today was as close as we’ve been to a perfect game,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora explained : “Because we don’t act that way,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Eduardo Rodriguez ) : “The fact (Rodriguez) went six innings was very important for us,” “It’s three games in a row against a great team, and to be able to rest the bullpen for tomorrow is huge, and he understood that” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not that I’m mad at him,” “It’s like one of the twins. Don’t do that. We don’t have to do that, so he knows. He understands, but we’re not that way. We talk about humble approach and humble players, and that’s who we are. We like to grind, and we like to play, but we don’t do that” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We feel like our lefties, they are swinging the bat well,” “They’ve been really good against righties. Yeah, his numbers are his numbers. But at the same time, our numbers are pretty good, too. So he needs to execute. We have to execute. And let’s see how it goes” External link

masslive Monday, October 18, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We saw him throwing a bullpen and I was like, ‘This kid’s making the team,’” “He’s A-plus. He’s great. Talent-wise, you saw it throughout the season” External link

nytimes Monday, October 18, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “If we stay away from Nick, most likely Nick is going to start Game 4,” “But if we feel like we should use him, we will” External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, October 18, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We all struggled against them during the season,” “The pitcher that we have now compared to who he was when we went there and then he pitched here, it’s a lot different” External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, October 18, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, October 18, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary,” External link

seattlepi Monday, October 18, 2021 2:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, October 18, 2021 2:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary,” External link

seattlepi Monday, October 18, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If we feel like we should use him, we will,” “There’s a chance that happens, and then we’ll readjust for Game 4” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, October 18, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "There's a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary," External link

startribune Monday, October 18, 2021 1:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “If we stay away from Nick, most likely Nick is going to start Game 4,” “But if we feel like we should use him, we will” External link

dailynews Monday, October 18, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We all struggled against them during the season,” “The pitcher that we have now compared to who he was when we went there and then he pitched here, it’s a lot different” External link

dailynews Monday, October 18, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora told : “For those that think [the scandal] is in the past, no, we live it every day,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, October 18, 2021 1:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, October 18, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary,” External link

seattlepi Monday, October 18, 2021 1:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary,” External link

seattlepi Monday, October 18, 2021 12:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "There's a few guys that they really took the voluntary workout very voluntary," External link

startribune Monday, October 18, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “Nick will be in the bullpen (Monday) and then we’ll decide what we’re doing in Game 4,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “If we stay away from Nick, most likely Nick is going to start Game 4,” “But if we feel like we should use him, we will. But I think Eddie did a good job in the last one. Like I said, the first one in Tampa, it was more about where we were bullpen-wise and we took him out very aggressively, of course, with two outs in the second. But I think the last one with command and the stuff, he was really good. We feel comfortable with him going tomorrow” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It really didn’t matter if it was an hour delay or whatever,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Fenway Park ) : “Now it’s the best out of five, and we play three games at home,” “It’s something that we talked about today, and now we go to Fenway, and it should be fun” External link

denverpost Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They actually met to go over the scouting report, like, if he was the starter, which it was cool,” “They kept moving around, and Nate was good. I understand. It was weird. I’ve never seen it that way, but understanding that he needs to be ready and to avoid injuries, it really didn’t matter how long it took him” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The way they came to the ballpark, the way they talked today in the meeting, the way they went about their business, it really didn’t matter...,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Going home and guaranteed three games, that’s very important,” “Now it’s the best out of five, and we play three games at home” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a reason we map things the way we do,” “Some people don’t agree with us. But I think we have a pretty good pulse of what we do in our program. Yesterday we almost pulled that off. Obviously, we want Chris to go deeper, and I think he will. But having Nate in Game 2 understanding and knowing that there’s a good chance he is going to go deep in the game with the off day tomorrow, we felt comfortable with the way we did things. He’s has been a horse for us. He’s been amazing. And he went out there and did an amazing job” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think it’s just him understanding what the opposition is going to do to him, kind of recognize him as the guy that we don’t want him to beat us,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think when we have this humble approach that we’re not trying to do too much, then big things happen,” “It’s a very good approach right now. We’re not getting greedy” External link

masslive Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It really didn’t matter if it was an hour delay or whatever,” External link

sltrib Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I didn’t notice it until this morning,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For those that think it’s in the past, no, we live it every day,” External link

nytimes Saturday, October 16, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We just needed to work at a few things,” “Some things we got better, others we still stink” External link

nytimes Saturday, October 16, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Danny Santana ) : “I think the guy on the mound dictated what we did. Danny put a great at-bat,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 16, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s hard, but we’ve done it before, so we just are going to keep doing that,” “Of course, we want our starters to go deeper in the game, but we feel like today we were very close to pulling this off pitching-wise” External link

masslive Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I do believe he threw the ball a lot better, so he will be ready for his next one, and like I said, this guy, we count on him,” “I think he made some good strikes today” External link

masslive Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s hard, but we’ve done it before, so we just are going to keep doing that,” “Of course, we want our starters to go deeper in the game, but we feel like today we were very close to pulling this off pitching-wise” External link

denverpost Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think the guy on the mound dictated what we did,” External link

denverpost Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We stay in the moment. You win, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow. You lose, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow,” “We lost the first three games of the season to Baltimore, and we felt like Game 4 against Tampa was the season, to be honest with you. We’ve been living like this for a while, so we’ll be ready for tomorrow,” External link

japantoday Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The thing with him, it's his first step, and his first step is elite,” “I think metrics-wise, he's the best first step in the big leagues in center field, and he does an outstanding job studying hitters and staying with our defensive positioning. Then, he makes adjustments, and he has been doing that for us for a while. I think that's the reason we're playing better defense because he is out there, and he has been able to slow it down for everybody. He had a great game” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora explained : “I think the guy on the mound dictated what we did,” “Danny put a great at-bat. He (Graveman) is actually better against righties. ... That two-seamer at 99 is hard to hit it in the air and we went Danny. That was a great at-bat. 3-2 count. He had to go through curveball instead of the slider, so, yeah, we’re going to use everybody. We’re going to try to use everybody on the roster to try to win games” External link

masslive Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We stay in the moment. You win, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow. You lose, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow,” “We lost the first three games of the season to Baltimore, and we felt like Game 4 against Tampa was the season, to be honest with you. We’ve been living like this for a while, so we’ll be ready for tomorrow,” External link

missoulian Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We stay in the moment. You win, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow. You lose, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow,” “We lost the first three games of the season to Baltimore, and we felt like Game 4 against Tampa was the season, to be honest with you. We’ve been living like this for a while, so we’ll be ready for tomorrow,” External link

wsvn Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We stay in the moment. You win, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow. You lose, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow,” “We lost the first three games of the season to Baltimore, and we felt like Game 4 against Tampa was the season, to be honest with you. We’ve been living like this for a while, so we’ll be ready for tomorrow,” External link

wcvb Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We stay in the moment. You win, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow. You lose, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow,” “We lost the first three games of the season to Baltimore, and we felt like Game 4 against Tampa was the season, to be honest with you. We’ve been living like this for a while, so we’ll be ready for tomorrow,” External link

wcvb Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We stay in the moment. You win, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow. You lose, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow,” “We lost the first three games of the season to Baltimore, and we felt like Game 4 against Tampa was the season, to be honest with you. We’ve been living like this for a while, so we’ll be ready for tomorrow,” External link

seattlepi Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We stay in the moment. You win, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow. You lose, you turn the page, you prepare for tomorrow,” “We lost the first three games of the season to Baltimore, and we felt like Game 4 against Tampa was the season, to be honest with you. We’ve been living like this for a while, so we’ll be ready for tomorrow,” External link

wsoctv Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s good balance, with a bunch of athletes in front of him, guys that are getting on at a high rate,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s a full-go. He’s ready for it,” “Our bullpen is rested, so we’ll see where it takes us. But this is not a short outing or whatever. The game will dictate what we do with him and we will be prepared” External link

masslive Friday, October 15, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Chris Sale ) : "Everybody has to be part of this. We feel comfortable with Chris, with the rest he got," External link

irishsun Friday, October 15, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "I don't expect him to come out in the first inning. I expect him to go out there and pitch a good game and give us a chance to win," External link

wcvb Friday, October 15, 2021 6:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "I don't expect him to come out in the first inning. I expect him to go out there and pitch a good game and give us a chance to win," External link

wcvb Friday, October 15, 2021 6:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "If we didn't feel comfortable, we wouldn't pitch him," External link

arkansasonline Friday, October 15, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There are some decisions that are based on who they are and what they do,” “Their platoon splits, they’re not too different. Their lefties hit lefties, and the righties, they hit everybody. We’re getting close to making a decision. We’re getting close to get our 26-man roster” External link

masslive Friday, October 15, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I always said that you play today and tomorrow might rain,” External link

masslive Friday, October 15, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If we didn’t feel comfortable, we wouldn’t pitch him,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, October 15, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If we didn’t feel comfortable, we wouldn’t pitch him,” External link

dailynews Friday, October 15, 2021 3:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Chris Sale ) : "Everybody has to be part of this. We feel comfortable with Chris, with the rest he got," External link

irishsun Friday, October 15, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If we didn’t feel comfortable, we wouldn’t pitch him,” External link

click2houston Friday, October 15, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "I don't expect him to come out in the first inning. I expect him to go out there and pitch a good game and give us a chance to win," External link

wcvb Friday, October 15, 2021 1:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "I don't expect him to come out in the first inning. I expect him to go out there and pitch a good game and give us a chance to win," External link

wcvb Friday, October 15, 2021 1:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re going to talk about it tonight. We’ll decide who starts one and two and everyone else will be in the bullpen,” “We can be aggressive in Game 1 and 2 and after that, we’ll see where we’re at and see what route we go” External link

masslive Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We have to go over the roster. There’s a few things we’re going to try to find about them - where they’re at physically, pitching-wise and go from there,” “Yeah, they have a tendency of rubbing guys the wrong way,” External link

masslive Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We can be aggressive in Game 1 and 2, and then after that we will see where we are at and we will decide which route we go, but having guys who are able to bounce back is very important," External link

wcvb Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "To answer the question, yeah, we have a chance to win the World Series. Offensively we're where we wanted to be. Now we have this balance. I feel good about where we're at," External link

wcvb Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It looked great in a difficult season for them to be able to find something that’s fun, and be able to celebrate something in the game,” “It means a lot for them. For them to have fun with that, that’s great” External link

seattlepi Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “And then the rest of them (the starters) will be in the bullpen (for Games 1 and 2),” “We’ve done it before that way. And that’s the way we’re going to do it. Those two games in Houston, they’re very important. We know what we want to do. We will have our starters be part of the bullpen in Games 1 and 2. And then we’ll decide what we do 3 and 4” External link

masslive Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’ll pitch. Yeah, he’ll pitch,” External link

masslive Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We can be aggressive in Game 1 and 2,” “Then after that, we’ll see where we’re at. We’ll see which route we go. But having guys that are able to bounce back is very important. We already saw it in this past series. Obviously you have to be careful. ... One day at a time. We’ll take care of Day 1 first. If it doesn’t work out, we’ll take care of Day 2 and we keep on moving forward. The versatility of our guys will help us to maneuver our rotation and our pitching staff the way we want to be aggressive” External link

masslive Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’ll pitch. Yeah, he’ll pitch,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I had a conversation with somebody today and it was music to my ears because they say something about how he (Sale) found it in the bullpen,” “Well, the last time I heard somebody found it in the bullpen was David Price in ‘18. And he took off. So hopefully, he found something in the bullpen. But I think we recognize a few things that are going to make him get to the point where he’s more balanced and he’s more direct to the plate, he’s over the rubber. And if he does that, he’ll be fine” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For how much we look into stuff, sometimes we don’t find it and other teams find it,” “But I do believe he feels good where he’s at. And he’s going to pitch some meaningful innings this series and hopefully in the World Series. And all this talk is going to be in the past” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We always said we had a good baseball team that had some holes, and we still have some holes, but at the end, for how bad it looked sometimes, we’re still here,” “We’re still in the dance. We’re still in the tournament, and we’re moving on to the ALCS. It’s a great accomplishment. Those men in that clubhouse and everybody that has to do with the operation on a daily basis should be proud because everybody was part of this” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Bill texted me the other day, so I'm in the club," "I texted him today, I was like beat the Texans. He wished me luck before the Wild Card game and congratulated us after" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We're like, no, you're not doing that," External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He is doing okay. He is moving around. We'll see what he can do today," "The goal is for him to do a few things today physically and, you know, we'll make a decision obviously tomorrow morning" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He has been throwing the ball well. We think it's a good matchup," External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I always thought the gap in this division, it wasn’t that big,” “Yeah, it was eight (games) but there was no perfect team in this division. They just played outstanding throughout the season and you’ve got to tip your hat to them” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was very similar to what he did in L.A., right? We burned our starter yesterday trying to get the win and knowing that Eddie was capable, and he’s talented,” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We always said we had a good baseball team that had some holes, and we still have some holes,” “But at the end, for as bad as it looked sometimes, we’re still here. We’re still in the dance” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora told : "Since day one, you guys believed in this group," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We always said we had a good baseball team that had some holes, and we still have some holes, but at the end, for how bad it looked sometimes, we're still here. We're still in the dance," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Since day one, you guys believed in this group," External link

forbes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s like the highlight of the year,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think the yellow ones, after we used them -- a lot of them -- have been signed and helmets have been signed,” “It’s memorabilia. There’s not too many of them around” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about White Sox ) : “From what my understanding is, we used them and then we gave them to the Red Sox Foundation so those are gone,” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Nate stopped by last night after the game. He was like, ‘Hey, man. I’ve got one (inning) tomorrow.,’” “I was like, ‘Just put your spikes on and whatever. Even if we don’t use you.’ I think it means a lot to these guys, the willingness of these players to post now when it counts. So we’ll see where it goes. We’ll see how we’re going to match up” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He can give us probably more than three outs,” “So we’ve got everybody. We’re ready for today and then see where it takes us” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few guys we will try to stay away from,” “But the game will dictate how we do it. Obviously we’ve got two shots. But we like the one shot tonight. And if we get a chance to be aggressive and go for the win, we’ll do it” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "It's a special day for everybody here, I know that," "I think Monday with us playing in a playoff game and obviously what's going on during the day, I can't even imagine the feelings of the people here" External link

irishsun Monday, October 11, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’ve got to talk to some people around here and see what we do,” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s a special day for everybody here, I know that,” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve been having fun for a long, long time although it doesn’t look from other areas or whatever the people watch it, but we love the group,” “We love what we do. We’re having fun, and here we are” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s like the highlight of the year,” External link

click2houston Monday, October 11, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "It's a special day for everybody here, I know that," "I think Monday with us playing in a playoff game and obviously what's going on during the day, I can't even imagine the feelings of the people here" External link

irishsun Monday, October 11, 2021 8:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We were all in, and they know it,” External link

bostonherald Monday, October 11, 2021 7:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “Christian, he works so hard on his craft,” External link

bostonherald Monday, October 11, 2021 7:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “Christian, he works so hard on his craft,” “He cares so much about this organization that for him to be in that spot and put a good swing and hit the ball out of the ballpark, I know it means a lot to him. It means a lot to us. It was a big swing. But we’re up 2-1. We’ve still got work to do. We’re in a great spot, but that’s a good baseball team. Let’s be ready for tomorrow” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s like the highlight of the year,” External link

click2houston Monday, October 11, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s like the highlight of the year,” External link

seattlepi Monday, October 11, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has been good and he keeps working at it,” External link

masslive Monday, October 11, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I got a text from him finally,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 10, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s funny now because I’m the one talking to him and making sure he’s okay. He has done that with me the whole time (while suspended),” “They’ve got their program, and obviously he was there before with Neal and Clint. I think they’re trying to have Derek’s coaching staff be his coaching staff” External link

masslive Sunday, October 10, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Right now, he’s locked in with us,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 10, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’ll be okay. I think he’s a great baseball man,” “Obviously, not great that happened. But things happen for a reason but hopefully he can find a job and keep impacting players. Like I always say, we’re very different in the way we go about our business and the way we are, but at the end, we have the passion and we love the game” External link

masslive Sunday, October 10, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a lot of people looking at video from now and a few years ago and all of that,” “He’s the first one to admit it, he needs to be better, and he’s working at it. We’ll get him right, and he’ll be ready for whenever we need him” External link

masslive Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I got a text from him finally,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 10, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "That's why I said 162 is real, and there's guys that they're going to have a great first half and they're going to struggle," "Other guys are going to come in, but they at the end, as a group, I think we're clicking at the right time bullpen-wise" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll do our thing tomorrow and then go from there,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 10, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s why I said 162 is real, and there’s guys that they’re going to have a great first half and they’re going to struggle,” “Other guys are going to come in, but they at the end, as a group, I think we’re clicking at the right time bullpen-wise” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We have to make sure we win tomorrow, and if we have to use certain guys tomorrow, we’ll do it,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Those guys, they work so hard, countless hours,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Those guys guys, they work so hard, countless hours,” External link

wmur Saturday, October 9, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Those guys guys, they work so hard, countless hours,” External link

wmur Saturday, October 9, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He is a good hitter, and towards the end of the season he got locked in,” “I think in Washington he had that big game on the last day, and it has carried over” External link

masslive Saturday, October 9, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They’ve been relentless since Sunday. He worked hard to get to this point, but what they did the last, whatever, 48 hours, whatever it is, to make him feel confident to play, it’s a testament to who they are,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 9, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Those guys, they work so hard, countless hours," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Yesterday he actually expanded throughout the game and today he made a conscious effort to be on time and hunt pitches in the zone,” “One of the things when he runs into trouble is when he is ahead in the count, he expands... and today he did a great job being on time, staying short to the ball. This is a place that if you hit fly balls, they’re going to get it, but it seems like the line drives, they just keep going, and he was amazing” External link

masslive Saturday, October 9, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve been behind 3-0 plenty of times,” “We put a good inning in the first one. I mean, we hit the ball hard yesterday. So offensively we’re getting to who we are. And it was just a 3-0 game in the second inning. That’s the way we saw it. Obviously we had to make adjustments and Tanner (Houck) came in and did an outstanding job. But offensively it was like, ‘Hey, don’t panic. We put two (runs) in the first, and we’ve still got eight innings.’ And they did an amazing job the whole night” External link

masslive Saturday, October 9, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve been behind plenty of times,” “We hit the ball hard yesterday. Offensively, we’re getting to who we are” External link

denverpost Saturday, October 9, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We're like, no, you're not doing that," External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He is doing okay. He is moving around. We'll see what he can do today," "The goal is for him to do a few things today physically and, you know, we'll make a decision obviously tomorrow morning" External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He has been throwing the ball well. We think it's a good matchup," External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He said that this offseason he might go to Driveline and work on his pitching again because he feels he can throw 97, 98,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s been two years trying to get to this point, you know, all the hard work, all the tears and sweat throughout the process,” “So we have to take care of him. But it was his turn, and we feel comfortable with him” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He gave us a chance to win the game,” “It’s not only that he was just coming to get the bulk of the innings. We were very aggressive just because of the situation” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We had traffic out there, and we just didn’t cash in,” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Chris Sale ) : “We’re good. I love the at-bats today,” “We put some pressure on them. They made some plays. We hit some balls hard, but we got (Sale), and he is ready to go. So the bullpen is rested, so we should be okay” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, four at-bats, it’s going to be hard,” External link

eagletribune Friday, October 8, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “After 162 (games), things happen and you get treatment, and you grind, you know?” “Not everybody is 100% right now, and he is posting” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “A few days ago everybody said he was setting up the pitcher whenever he drops the bat,” “Today because he (got one hit), he is hurt” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora explained ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “The way we were set up we felt like right there we had to contain the game,” “So G-Rich came in and got the out, and Nick (Pivetta) gave us quality innings. It’s not that we mapped it out that way. But we felt that with that lineup and the way they are, that was a moment that we had to stop it right there to get Randy out and then move forward. And we did” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “I think the changeup tonight for Eddie wasn’t there,” “Actually, the fastball didn’t look great early on. And G-Rich comes in and he gets the guy out and we move to the next guy, and we talk about it. The goal was for Eddie go deeper into the game and maybe use Nick and finish it off. But we felt that if we contained the offense for a while there, we were good enough offensively to put traffic and score some runs. It just happened that we didn’t score” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “To use him in Game 2 gives us the flexibility to use him probably later on in the series,” “Although with him we’re going to be very careful as far as, like, if he is going to be in the bullpen or not for obvious reasons, right? But if it’s up to him, he probably would be out there -- he would be in the bullpen today, but these guys are important for the present and obviously for the future of the organization” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, four at-bats, it’s going to be hard,” External link

highlandstoday Friday, October 8, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, four at-bats, it’s going to be hard,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, October 8, 2021 3:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, four at-bats, it’s going to be hard,” External link

seattlepi Friday, October 8, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Versatility, switch-hitter. He can steal a base,” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “I think the player, the package. It’s not about he’s better or he’s not better, whatever,” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The 13/13 thing was a topic throughout the day, throughout the night and even this morning,” “Obviously it’s a hard conversation with the player. But at the end, we’re trying to have the roster that we do believe is going to help us to advance. Obviously he is disappointed. He wanted to be part of this. But at the same time, he’s going to be a good teammate. And he’ll be there for us. You never know what could happen today or tomorrow or the next day as far as our roster with everything that can happen. So he’ll be ready. But it wasn’t an easy decision” External link

masslive Friday, October 8, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “So it’s always comfortable to know that in the clubhouse, they’re going to be talking the game, being relaxed, and just getting ready for 8:05,” “Outside they know how to prepare for stuff like this, and it’s always comfortable as a manager to have a group like this” External link

masslive Thursday, October 7, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He stepped on the bag and twisted the ankle," External link

wmur Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He stepped on the bag and twisted the ankle," External link

wcvb Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We haven’t even talked about that one,” “We are just waiting to see what happens today and then we’ll decide what we do” External link

masslive Thursday, October 7, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “To be honest with you, I wasn’t part of that,” External link

masslive Thursday, October 7, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “As far as roster-wise we’re not even close to finalizing it,” “We have to go over a lot of things. Obviously, it was a long night last night, and we just got here, but, you know, that’s what they do. They put you in spots to try to maximize their lineup, but we will maximize our pitching staff. So we feel Eddie has been there, done that. So he threw the ball well here before just like others on our pitching staff. So we feel very comfortable with him” External link

masslive Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m very proud of him,” “First thing is first, last year was a very difficult year for him not being able to play because of health issues” External link

masslive Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “And the fact that he will be the starter tomorrow, I know it means a lot to him and his family,” “You know, his support system has been amazing throughout. And we are very proud of him. I mean, what he has done this season, regardless of the up and downs, he didn’t throw the ball extremely well at one point. But he has been very consistent throughout. And he has been making adjustments every start and, you know, he has been getting better and better” External link

masslive Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Nate was great. We learned a lot last week,” “We executed our plan the way we wanted to, and he was amazing” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “When I went to the mound, he gave me -- I mean, he gave me this look, like, what are you doing?” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We got lucky the ball stayed in the ballpark and we made a great play and after that we did a good job the rest of the game,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think pitching-wise, obviously like I said, it’s a different game, and you kind of like map it out,” “That’s the way it is. Doesn’t matter if you are up or down, if you map it out to go with the guys that are fresh and you feel they are the best matchups for the opposition” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve just got to be ready to face a great baseball team,” “Probably coming into the season, everybody talked about them being the best team in the big leagues, and we have a huge challenge. But we’re ready for it” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For him not to post, it’s very serious,” “That thing looks huge. Humongous. He’ll get treatment today. We’ll go from there. But for tonight, it was a no” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, October 6, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For him not to post, it’s very serious,” “That thing looks huge. Humongous. He’ll get treatment today. We’ll go from there. But for tonight, it was a no” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “As far as the roster, it’s a different game,” “This is different. This is not 162 or a five-game series or a seven-game series. You have to adjust for this madness because that’s what it is, you know, it’s nine innings or ten innings or whatever it is, whatever it takes and you have to adjust your roster accordingly” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s here. It’s important,” “This is the most important game of the season. For them to be around, it means a lot. for Iggy to be in the clubhouse, to be in the pregame ceremonies, I hope that ovation is a good one because this kid, what he did for the last three weeks meant so much for us. He deserves it” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We knew about it. We don’t really talk about it because we had some business to take care of ourselves,” “But, you know, they swept us the last series here so they wanted us. But at the same time, you know, you can’t blame them. They feel pretty good about the fact they swept us here and they felt comfortable playing here. They wanted us and they got us now, so win or go home. That’s it” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For him not to post, it’s very serious,” “That thing looks huge. Humongous. He’ll get treatment today. We’ll go from there. But for tonight, it was a no” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The fact that he cannot play today is a tough one,” “But, at the same time, they got some guys over there that they’re banged up. They’re not part of it. And I think this is the grind of 162 games. The way it happened, I mean, J.D. has been stepping on that bag for ten years. It just happened, that slip, and he’s out now” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 6, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “But for him not to post, it’s very serious,” “It is what it is. That thing looks huge. Humongous. He’ll get treatment today and we’ll go from there. But for tonight, it was a no” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously we know what he means to us and the fact that he cannot play today is a tough one,” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added ( about Kyle Schwarber ) : “But we made some adjustments lineup-wise,” “We do believe that we created some balance with the adjustments that we made. I don’t know what he said about it. But it’s just this is where we’re at. And it just happened that now Kyle is going to lead off and Kiké (Hernández) is going to hit second and Xander (Bogaerts) is going to hit behind (Rafael) Devers, which is very important for us” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They used to fight, too, back in the day, so I think that gave it a little bit more for the fan base,” “We have great players … two teams are playing for the same thing. Throughout the season, it’s been a roller-coaster ride” External link

wwlp Tuesday, October 5, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He actually threw today. He felt good. He stopped by the office and (I was) like, ‘No, we’re not doing that,’” “Hopefully he has a chance to start again here in October” External link

wwlp Tuesday, October 5, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He actually threw today. He felt good. He stopped by the office and (I was) like, `No, we're not doing that,'" "Hopefully he has a chance to start again here in October" External link

wmur Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He actually threw today. He felt good. He stopped by the office and (I was) like, `No, we're not doing that,'" "Hopefully he has a chance to start again here in October" External link

wmur Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "It was like, ‘Wow, these guys are unbelievable.’ “They used to fight, too, back in the day, so I think that gave it a little bit more for the fan base," External link

wcvb Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "It was like, ‘Wow, these guys are unbelievable.’ “They used to fight, too, back in the day, so I think that gave it a little bit more for the fan base," “We have great players ... two teams are playing for the same thing. Throughout the season, it's been a roller-coaster ride” External link

wcvb Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He actually threw today. He felt good. He stopped by the office and [I was] like, 'No, we're not doing that,'" "Hopefully he has a chance to start again here in October" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "It was like, ‘Wow, these guys are unbelievable.’ “They used to fight, too, back in the day, so I think that gave it a little bit more for the fan base," “We have great players ... two teams are playing for the same thing. Throughout the season, it's been a roller-coaster ride” External link

click2houston Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think having them on the roster makes sense,” “Just be ready for that one and then if you have to use the bullpen for one day in Tampa, it means that something good happened tomorrow” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s very hard to do,” “But at the end, I think the 26 guys that they are going to pick and the 26 guys we are going to pick, they are going to be the right ones and it should be fun tomorrow” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Kevin Plawecki ) : “Those two have done an amazing job together,” “Nothing against Christian, but they have been good. I think that’s just the answer. You know, offensively, I think both have done a good job lately. You know, Kevin can catch up with the fastball, too. We know that” External link

masslive Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “We went with our freshest arms and it worked out,” “Eddie did an amazing job. Nick slowed it down after the first three pitches... the whole pitching department did an amazing job preparing and it was great to see” External link

masslive Monday, October 4, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The other guys, although they were available, we felt like that was our best option,” External link

masslive Monday, October 4, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “And everyone down there in Worcester,” “So we have plenty of information. At the end of the day, when you’re in the batter’s box, that’s the best information you’re going to get. We’ve got video and all that. But until you see it, it’s not the same” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Obviously, it wasn’t a great week," "But we are in this position right now. We’ve got the right guy. We’ve just got to show up and win, hop on that plane and go home to our families and be ready for whatever happens next week" External link

usaToday Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “One thing about Christian, he hits good pitching late in games,” “He’s really good against relievers. He’s been here for a while. He’s a World Series champ. And what he did today behind the plate was amazing. He’s locked in behind the plate” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “0-2 count and he kept fighting and fighting and fighting and he ended up walking,” “Christian with the big swing to right field” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “As a manager, you want to manage with your heart, but you’ve got to be smart, too,” “It might look bad outside our world but the kid threw 40-something pitches the other day. Today, we felt like that was good enough for us to give us a chance to win” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This guy has been important for us, not only today,” “He’ll be important for us -- let’s see what happens tomorrow -- but in the upcoming days” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve got the right guy,” “We’ve just got to show up tomorrow and win. We do that, hop on that plane and go home, back to our families and be ready for whatever happens this week” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Using him early in the game, late in games, throwing strikes, not walking people,” “His stuff has played. He’s made some adjustments throughout the process mechanic-wise. Stuff-wise, he’s always been great with the Mets and LA. I think the way he’s throwing the ball now is kind of like the way he threw the ball in ‘19 with the Angels. So he’s been amazing” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Little by little, he’s been great in the clubhouse,” External link

masslive Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m not going to tell you who said, ‘Are we taking BP?’ So out of the three guys, there’s only one guy who doesn’t know what ‘spikes on’ means,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll see how he feels throughout the day and then we’ll see if he’ll be active tomorrow,” “It’s a 50/50 chance. Obviously we have to think about the team and the roster and all that stuff. But also his health. So we’ll see how it goes today and what he can give us tomorrow if needed. And then we’ll make a decision” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s not progressing as fast as we hoped,” “So we still have to be patient with him” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Let’s win today and then by 12:45 a.m., 1 a.m., we’ll know more, the possible scenarios for tomorrow,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “One thing for sure, we know that at least 162 counts,” “We’ve got that going for us. But at the same time, win today is in our agenda. We’re going to try everything to win today and then see where we’re at and make decisions” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “His fastball was great. He was able to elevate,” “Kept them off balance, made some pitches in the fifth inning. He was really good” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Eddie has pitched some big games, too,” “People forget about ‘18, that game (Game 4 of the World Series) he pitched against the Dodgers. He was amazing... He was big for us” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The hope is for the offense to wake up,” External link

wcvb Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I believe he’s going (to come out of it) OK and then we’ll decide when to activate him if he’s fine,” External link

wcvb Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The hope is for the offense to wake up,” External link

wcvb Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I believe he’s going (to come out of it) OK and then we’ll decide when to activate him if he’s fine,” External link

wcvb Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I believe he’s going (to come out of it) OK and then we’ll decide when to activate him if he’s fine,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s amazing because he hasn’t played second base in a while,” “They hit that soft ground ball and I’ve seen that plenty of times lately like slow grounders for an infield hit. Just everything in one motion, Bobby with a great pick. It was outstanding. And that tells you a lot about him. The fact that he’s been playing outfield the whole time” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously we have to wait to see how he feels throughout the day,” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re just trying to stay as ready as possible,” “In a National League game, there’s a lot of things that can happen. Yeah, we’ve got Iggy (José Iglesias) and (Christian) Arroyo, but you never know. He’s a good athlete. He has been taking grounders for a while at second. It has been a month at second. That’s something I asked him to do ... just to be ready” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “Fastball command is very important for him,” “He has done a good job lately with it. His cutter has been good, but going back, just like Pivetta, his fastball is the most important pitch for him. He has had a good fastball in the second part of the season and we expect him to do the same thing tonight” External link

masslive Saturday, October 2, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “And also, I guarantee you it’s that FU attitude,” External link

masslive Friday, October 1, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It feels like the fastball of ‘18, the fastball of last year,” External link

masslive Friday, October 1, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Hopefully we have to make that decision, let’s put it that way, right? Who’s going to play second in the playoffs?” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, October 1, 2021 8:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We put some empty at-bats,” “We weren’t able to slow down the game. That’s the beauty of this game. There’s not a clock. You can slow it down as long as you want to. Work counts, grind at-bats and put pressure on the opposition. For a while there, we didn’t do that” External link

masslive Friday, October 1, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously we’ve got to win,” “We’ve been talking about winning series. We haven’t won the last two. This one, it wasn’t good at all. Obviously the Yankee one wasn’t great. But I think we still control our own destiny. So just show up tomorrow (Friday), put a good game. ... We have to win out” External link

masslive Friday, October 1, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Hopefully we have to make that decision, let’s put it that way, right? Who’s going to play second in the playoffs?” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, October 1, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We did a lot of good things. Overall, a pretty good game," "Our goal was to come here and win the series, and we have a chance to do that tomorrow" External link

foxnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We're a lot better when the big boys do damage," "That was a good first step" External link

foxnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Anything can happen in two hours or in the upcoming days. You’ve got to get them ready," External link

foxnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We did a lot of good things. Overall, a pretty good game,” External link

wcvb Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We're a lot better when the big boys do damage,” External link

wcvb Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Anything can happen in two hours or in the upcoming days. You’ve got to get them ready,” External link

wcvb Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We have to prepare for the postseason, if we get there,” “Obviously MLB, they mandated or they decided that the staff has to be vaccinated. As you guys know, Goody is not. So we’ve got Goody on the bench and working with the outfielders. And Ramon will be coaching first the rest of the season” External link

masslive Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Kevin Plawecki ) : “It’s actually not about that,” “It’s about getting Kevin’s bat against lefties. For some reason this year, Christian has struggled against lefties. ... Kevin has been solid against lefties” External link

masslive Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve just got to get them ready,” “You never know what can happen in two hours or the upcoming days. We learned this for the next month in a half. So we keep everybody ready and we go from there” External link

masslive Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Kevin Plawecki ) : “With Kevin, we’ll wait a little bit,” “He wanted to grind it out. We’ll know more tomorrow” External link

masslive Monday, June 21, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added ( about Alex Cora ) : “He started choking up a little bit,” “It feels like you have more control of the barrel that way. There was a game he didn’t play. Alex (Verdugo) didn’t either. I saw them talking a lot. And I think that came from that conversation. But at the end of the day, we know when he gets into a roll, he’s really good” External link

masslive Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, the league is making adjustments. They’re pitching him differently,” “The ups and downs of a season. He’s still a rookie and he’s still learning. It’s hard to struggle. ... At one point, it looked ugly to be honest with you. And he knew it. But he kept putting (in) work. We made some adjustments as far as his routine. He made some adjustments on his own. Right now, he’s doing an amazing job” External link

masslive Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The fact that he hit a slider to the pull side (for the triple) and that changeup (on the homer), that was pretty impressive right there,” “I think the quality of the at-bats are a lot better. The fact that he went the other way with a line drive, that’s good, too” External link

masslive Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think a lot of people had doubts about our program and where we were going, if we were going to be competitive,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He wanted to go to a contender,” “At that point, people probably didn’t think we were going to be good. But I explained to him how I saw the team and how he could help” External link

masslive Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Organically, we have talked about it,” “Organically. I was very happy that they won last year. It’s not like the office sit-down or whatever” External link

masslive Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said :