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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Rick Porcello, Drew Pomeranz

Today’s links look at just how good the Red Sox were this year, the best games of the season and the back of the playoff rotation.

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Very quietly, the Red Sox have been playing almost as well as the Cubs. (Ben Lindbergh, The Ringer)

Of course, the playoffs are wholly unpredictable. As such, do not underestimate this very good Indians team. (John Tomase; WEEI)

Before the playoffs start, though, relive some of the best games from the Red Sox season. (Nick Canelas; BP Boston)

Some figures from different areas all over the game speak about David Ortiz retiring. (David Laurila; Fangraphs)

Just a couple of years ago the Red Sox offense was a mess. How have they suddenly turned into one of the best units in the league? (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Rick Porcello took home the pitcher of the month award for September. It may not be the last piece of hardware he receives. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

The emergence of Clay Buchholz and Eduardo Rodriguez late in the season could be an X-Factor for this team. (Ian Browne; RedSox.com)

After his performance on Sunday, it looks like Drew Pomeranz could contribute as a reliever in the postseason. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)