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Daily Red Sox Links: Craig Kimbrel, Frank Malzone, Aroldis Chapman

Today's links look at the massive improvements made in the bullpen, the ability to contend until they can address their needs in a midseason trade, and a collection of the best Red Sox writing of the year.

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The Red Sox bullpen is so, so, so much better than it was in 2015. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

They are also in a much better position to stay in contention for long enough to make a midseason trade than they were a year ago. (Matt Collins; BP Boston)

Putting everything together, Boston could be poised for another championship run in 2016. (Ian Browne;

Days after saying goodbye to Dave Henderson, another Red Sox legend in Frank Malzone has passed away. (Ricky Doyle; NESN)

Tim Britton was nice enough to compile the best in Red Sox writing from 2015. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

How does Aroldis Chapman's move to New York effect the AL East. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Grant Brisbee masterfully articulates the difficulties around the Chapman situation. (Grant Brisbee; SBN MLB)