According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Alex Cora, a Scott Boras client, has decided to sign a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals. The deal is supposedly worth $900,000. Add to that $600K in incentives and you have a contract worth $1,500,000.
In 2010, Cora played for both the New York Mets and the Texas Rangers. He culminated a .210 BA with a .207 BA with the Mets and a .286 BA with the Rangers. The latter team released him in September.
The Nationals are a young team. It is believed by many that Cora would make an excellent manager one day after he retires from baseball. With this group, he gets to try his hand at coaching. Cora does not offer much with his bat. What he does offer is loyalty, teaching skills, basically encompasses everything a great leader needs. This is a quality signing on a budget for the Nats.
Good job, Rizzo.