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Nats sign Alex Cora

Posted on: January 17, 2011 12:58 pm
Edited on: January 17, 2011 5:20 pm
Alex Cora
The Nationals are signing infielder Alex Cora to a deal worth $900,000 plus $600,000 in incentives, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. He says it's a minor-league deal, but unless they're planning on paying a 13-year veteran $900,000 to play at Syracuse, it looks like Cora will take the big-league utility spot that opened up when Willie Harris signed with the Mets.

Kilgore also makes the interesting observation that Cora is the ninth member of the Nationals roster represented by agent Scott Boras. By my quick math, those nine players will make a little under $20 million in salary this year. If you figure conservatively that Boras takes 5 percent, that means the Nationals alone are putting a million dollars into Darth Vader's pocket this year. I bet Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo gets a nice Christmas gift from Boras this year.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 8:36 pm

Nats sign Alex Cora

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Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2011 12:46 pm

Nats sign Alex Cora

Alex Cora isn't even a good as Joey Cora, but he is a manager in the making.  Nice to hear a Latino communicate in English as well as he does (OK, so he went to The U). 

Another strong move by the Mets (Cora out, Harris in) as they build themselves into fighting mode to take on the Phillies and Braves.  Thank Heaven for the J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 10:05 am

Nats sign Alex Cora

How about hyperlinking Cora's name so we can click to view his stats?

Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 9:46 pm

Nats sign Alex Cora

Can't field, can't hit . 1.5 million wasted on a guy who should be coaching, not playing.

Alex is a good dude and smart. He's a terrible baseball player at his age. He's a punch-and-judy hitter with no range or arm. He's basically, a smarter Luis Castillo minus 5 million dollars.

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