Regular Features

BSJ Daily Briefing 01.14.20: Alex Cora Watch is on, LSU wins national title, Bruins fall in shootout, C’s win

[get_snippet] [theme-my-login show_title=0]
(Getty Images)

Good afternoon!

A few random thoughts while I wonder what kind of trash cans the Red Sox have...

  • MLB absolutely slammed the Astros in the sign-stealing scandal, and that led to A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow — after being suspended for the season — to be fired by the team.
  • Now the spotlight turns to Alex Cora, who was all over MLB's report on the cheating. It was made very clear, even by Luhnow's statement, that this was all a Cora production. Put that on top of some of the allegations against the Red Sox, and the consensus seems to be that Cora will also get hammered by MLB and could be fired by the Red Sox.
  • Who would be the next manager? Bench coach Ron Roenicke certainly could do the job. Jason Varitek has been mentioned. Of course, Chaim Bloom could have his own candidates.
  • LSU beat Clemson 42-25 for the national championship. Joe Burrows is pretty good — yes, he reminds me a lot of Tom Brady — and bound for the Bengals. Too bad for him.
  • Bruins blew a 5-2 lead and lost in overtime to the Flyers. Bruce Cassidy rightfully ripped the defense after the game.
  • Celtics had a laugher against the Bulls.
  • Marcus Smart is finding his groove.

Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

Bedard: Recapping the weekend that brought us Titans-Chiefs, 49ers-Packers
The Quest for 7: A Patriots Picasso, Key Player Info, 2nd Round Recap, Links 1.14.20

CELTICS

Robb: Marcus Smart is getting back to the best version of himself
BSJ Game Report: Celtics 113, Bulls 101 – C’s cruise to victory after strong start

BRUINS

An ugly defensive effort from Bruins marred a night with so many positive steps forward
BSJ Game Report: Flyers 6, Bruins 5 (SO) – Secondary scoring breaks through, but B’s collapse in Philly
Bruins’ blue line might have dodged a bullet with Matt Grzelcyk

RED SOX

McAdam: MLB getting ready to drop the hammer on Alex Cora
Hot Stove Lunch: Cheating charges start against Red Sox
Live Q&A: Chat Red Sox and MLB with Sean McAdam

________________________

ON TAP

2-4 p.m.: Bedard live in-studio with Felger & Mazz
7 p.m.: NHL — Bruins at Columbus (NESN)
7 p.m.:
NHL — Minnesota at Pittsburgh (NBCSN)
8 p.m.: 
NBA — Houston at Memphis (NBATV)
10:30 p.m.: NBA — Dallas at Golden State (NBATV)

Daily national college basketball TV schedule

[table id=224 /]

PARTING THOUGHT(S)

Need account help? See a typo? Problems with your account? Let us know at help@bostonsportsjournal.com.