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Dodgers: James Loney Talks Alex Cora Firing and Reputation

Alex Cora was fired from his post as the manager of the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday and many had their own personal reactions on Twitter. Cora was a well-respected name inside of the game, but has likely lost some of his luster within Major League Baseball following the allegations of his involvement with two different sign stealing cheating scandals.

Cora was the bench coach for the Houston Astros in 2017 and was the manager of the Boston Red Sox in 2018. He remains the only common denominator. Both teams also beat the Dodgers in the World Series which adds insult to injury.

One of the people that took to Twitter to express their feelings on the situation was former Dodgers first baseman James Loney:

“Alex Cora treated me wonderful when I was with the Dodgers and is known as one of the best guys in the game. In saying that, man has always tried to gain an edge in anyway possible, but when rules are broken, you must pay the price. What’s done in the dark will come to light.

It couldn’t have been any more well-said by Loney.

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We do not know the final demise of Cora at this point, but it is expected that a harsh punishment will be heading his way. He has not only lost his job, though — he has lost respect inside of the league that he has served well for decades as both a player and a manager/coach.

Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.


  1. Obviously Cora has NOT served the league well “for decades”. Did you read your own article?

    1. “Serving well” is an opinion. As he came up as a player in 1998 and the article states player, coach and manager, that would constitute decades.

  2. Alex Cora deserves a formal MLB lifetime ban. If he doesn’t get it, he should still get an informal lifetime ban. No team should hire him. If they do, they will become immediately associated with his cheating or admitting their own acceptance of cheating in general. I actually feel kind of bad for him. He threw alot away. Loney is right though, wrong is wrong, and whatever you do in secret, eventually becomes known.

  3. The white hot spotlight is on Alex Cora right now. And he should receive an official lifetime MLB ban. Even if he doesn’t, no team will touch him for a very long time, if ever, for fear of being associated with cheating. Soon the white hot spotlight will fall on Carlos Beltran. He was an active player on the 2017 Astros, and is probably going to feel the heat for all player involvement in the Astros cheating, especially now that he’s a manager, and in a position that requires alot more integrity than he seems to have. You reap what you sow.

  4. Its only right that Cora gets a lifetime ban. Just a shameless person, screwed the dodgers 2 years in a row. Life gave him a 2nd chance and he still said f**k the Dodgers organization and their fans and now at the end of it all putting to shame the only championship the Astros have and tarnishing the last one the Red Sox won.

    1. Hopefully Boston has a new curse but this one will be named after Cora instead of the Bambino

  5. All of your comments make sense, except, you must remember, MLB has always had an ethics issue. Cheating has been part of the DNA in MLB for decades that MLB can’t even recognize it. Proof? Cheaters can keep their title. MLB’s own investigation concluded the Astros cheated and said, “Pay $5 million and you can keep it.” It is one sport that has had the best reputation as clean and honest, yet some of the worst cheating has come from MLB. It starts at the top ($$$$$$$$$). MLB makes Don King seem like an honest man

  6. Even if James Loney was on the Astros that year, and knowing
    where the pitch was going, he couldn’t of hit it ….

  7. I have always liked Cora. I never thought he would cheat. All fingers are pointing to Cora as the master mund. Unbelievable. Let the investigation begin, let’s find out who did what and when we find out let’s demand there be harsher punishments. Who are these people that at any time ruin the lives of a few players and turn around and just slap the palm, the back of the hand or the wrist and just say don’t do it again? 5 million Dollars is not enough! Pete Rose was banned for life, the same should happen to every player, manager or coach even the water boy, batboy, and ball boys if they knew about it. Well, that might go a bit too far. Sorry.

  8. I wouldn’t want Dusty to lower himself to coaching the cheaters on the Astros or Redsox. All the players knew what was going on in their own dugout. They all participated by looking the other way. Funny we don’t hear Verlander whining about the sign stealing now that he is part of the team that does it?
    As a fan I am about done with MLB.

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