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#pounditWednesday, September 23, 2020

Alex Cora has bold proposal to cut down on position players pitching

Alex Cora

There are many segments of fans and analysts who believe that letting position players pitch in blowout losses is a way to cheapen the game. There’s no real way to stop it, but Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora has a few ideas.

Cora suggested that any team that uses a position player should be obligated to do it again in the next game to cut down on the practice. He also suggested that a team that uses a position player should not be allowed to hit again during that game.

Cora openly admitted that neither idea was likely to be seriously considered.

The issue of position players pitching has escalated recently. Once a novelty, it has become a more widespread tactic for teams on the wrong end of blowouts, and it led to one of Cora’s rival managers suggesting a mercy rule be adopted for situations like it.

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