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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Rick Porcello, Matt Barnes

Today’s links look at what we can learn from the MVP finalists, what the weak free agent class means for Clay Buchholz, and a possible trade match between Boston and Detroit.

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What can we learn from the AL’s MVP finalists in 2016? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Mookie Betts is one of those finalists, and the scary thing for the rest of the league is that he can get even better. (Matthew Kory; BP Boston)

Rick Porcello, meanwhile, took home the Cy Young but he won’t parlay that into a World Baseball Classic appearance. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

This winter’s starting pitching free agents are collectively weak, which should help Clay Buchholz’s potential trade value. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Is it possible that Dave Dombrowski could make a big trade with his former club? (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

The Red Sox are going to address their bullpen, but Matt Barnes’ late-season surge should be a big help moving forward. (Evan Drellich; Boston Herald)