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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Drew Pomeranz, Craig Kimbrel

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Today’s links look at David Ortiz’s final weekend, Rob Manfred’s comments to the media, and this offense compared to other champion lineups.

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This weekend was all about David Ortiz, who is arguably the greatest thing to ever happen to this franchise. (Chad Finn;

In fact, John Tomase makes the argument that Ortiz should take home this year’s MVP. (John Tomase; WEEI)

His legacy goes far beyond the baseball field, though, particularly for those in the Dominican Republic. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Rob Manfred was in town for the ceremonies this weekend, and cast some further doubt onto the 2003 PED tests. (Evan Drellich; Boston Herald)

The commissioner also revealed that the Red Sox had a chance to reverse the Drew Pomeranz deal after the trade deadline had passed. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

How does this year’s offense stack up to the other Red Sox World Series winners? (Matt Kory; BP Boston)

Craig Kimbrel’s last few outings have been shaky, but John Farrell isn’t thinking about removing him from the closer role. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)