The 2018 Boston Red Sox put together one of the best seasons in recent MLB history. Alex Cora is promising even bigger things for an encore. Cora attended the Boston Baseball Writers’ Association of America dinner on Thursday night to accept the Manager of the Year Award. During his speech, he said this year will be even more special than last year. The 2018 Red Sox won 108 regular-season games, then demolished the Yankees, Astros and Dodgers in the playoffs. The former two were both 100-plus win teams, while the Dodgers were buoyed by one of the deepest payrolls and most talented rosters. Yet Boston mowed through them as part of their historic season. What would an encore look like? A mind-boggling 115 wins? Going through the postseason without losing a game? Topping this would not be easy.