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Daily Red Sox Links: World Series, David Ortiz, Kenley Jansen

Today’s links look at the Red Sox’ connections to this year’s World Series, a possible new plan for the GM spot, and a surprising return for the Cubs tonight.

NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v Chicago Cubs - Game Six Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The World Series starts tonight, and as it turns out the Red Sox had the power to prevent this matchup. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

By that same theme, let’s look at all the connections these two pennant-winning teams have to Boston’s organization. (Ian Browne;

In an unexpected turn of events, the Red Sox may just opt to keep their GM spot vacant. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

It’s been a couple weeks since the season ended, but it’s never too late for David Ortiz retrospectives. (Josh Slavin; BP Boston)

If the team wants to look to free agency to add a boost to their bullpen, there will be options. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

As I said, the World Series begins tonight, and Kyle Schwarber is going to make his way back for the Cubs earlier than anyone expected. (Jeff Todd; MLB Trade Rumors)