June 24, 2024

The Boston Red Sox are reportedly considering Andrew Bailey as a potential successor to manager Alex Cora, whose contract expires after the 2024 season. Bailey, a former Red Sox player, recently joined the team as their pitching coach. Cora, who guided the Red Sox to a World Series title in 2018, is entering his sixth season as manager after a brief hiatus due to his involvement in the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal.

Cora has accumulated a solid record of 440-370 (.543) during his tenure as the Boston Red Sox manager. However, the team has experienced two consecutive seasons of missing the playoffs, resulting in a sub-.500 performance. According to Heyman, there appears to be a mutual interest between Cora and new Red Sox general manager Craig Breslow in getting acquainted over the upcoming season before exploring the possibility of a new contract. Given the potentially high price tag attached to Cora’s extension, the 39-year-old up-and-coming figure, Bailey, could emerge as a leading candidate to succeed him in Boston.

Do Red Sox already have possible replacement in mind for Cora?

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