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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, Brock Holt

Today's links look at Rick Porcello's need for a big second half, the tendency for regression later in the year, and the most exciting play in baseball.

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Xander Bogaerts is going to be a very rich man if he keeps progressing like he is. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Boston's other young budding star, Mookie Betts, received some high praise from Tom Verducci. (Christopher Smith;

Perhaps no player on the Red Sox is in need of a bounce-back second half more than Rick Porcello. (John Tomase;

Luckily, things tend to even themselves out in the second half. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Brock Holt and Mark Melancon were once involved in the same trade, and just met each other for the first time at the All-Star Game. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Bryan Grosnick looks at Boston's recent history of stealing home. (Bryan Grosnick; BP Boston)

I'm not sure how I feel about this idea, but it's definitely interesting. (Bill Barnwell; Grantland)