There were points in 2009 that Alex Cora was considered the glue of the team.
You might look at that in one of two different ways — either Cora is that great a ballplayer, or the ballclub sunk that low.
Cora was — for stretches — a very good ballplayer. Almost immediately after Jose Reyes was “day to day”, Cora went on a hot streak offensively, getting on base a blistering 44% of the time and hitting .333 just prior to injuring his thumb in mid-May and landing himself on the DL. When Cora returned, he was still