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McAdam: MLB getting ready to drop the hammer on Alex Cora

Say goodbye to Alex Cora in the Red Sox dugout. Certainly for the foreseeable future. And, it's not out of the realm of possibility, for good.

No discipline has been levied against Cora yet for his involvement in the 2017 Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, or, for that matter, the 2018 Red Sox mess with stealing signs.

But it's easy to look at what happened to A.J. Hinch on Monday and connect the dots. And it doesn't look good for Cora. Not good at all.

In unprecedented fashion, Major League Baseball suspended Hinch for the entirety of the 2020 season. (MLB also suspended GM Jeff Luhnow for the same period, while taking away the Astros' first two draft picks this year and next and fining the franchise $5 million).