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Red Sox Daily Links: Mookie Betts, Jake Peavy, Theo Epstein

Today's links look at Mookie Betts exquisite baseball talk, Jake Peavy's terrible anger management skills and what Theo thinks we should do before the trade deadline.

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In the second least surprising bit of news of all time, Mookie Betts is "just here to contribute." (Rob Harms; Boston Globe)

In the least surprising news of all time, sometimes Jake Peavy has trouble keeping his emotions in check. (Tom Layman; Boston Herald)

And slightly more surprising news, you'll never believe for whom the Sox once talked to the Astros about acquiring. (Chad Finn;

Also, did you know that "youngsters" is a word people still use, and that our "youngsters" are leading the way for our team? (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Or what Theo Epstein thinks we should do before the trade deadline? (Ricky Doyle; NESN)

And that running in place is "no longer an option" for this team? (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Thankfully, we have all these nice new prospects to read about in Sox Prospects' Weekly Notes column. (Sox Prospects; Jim Crowell)