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Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Junichi Tazawa, Clay Buchholz

Today’s links look at the window that’s open with this current core, a new number for Chris Sale, and the Marlins taking all the Red Sox pitchers.

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The Red Sox have given up some prospects this winter, but they still have a strong core for a short-term, multi-year window. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

He’s obviously in a biased position, but Chris Sale’s former boss Ken Williams believes the lefty will excel in Boston. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

The newest star is changing his number out of respect for Tim Wakefield. (Peter Abraham;

Over the weekend, the Red Sox lost Junichi Tazawa to Miami. (Providence Journal)

Shortly after that was announced, the Marlins also signed Brad Ziegler, who may have been Dave Dombrowski’s best move. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

The Marlins won’t stop until they have all the Red Sox pitchers. Reports indicate they are still interested in Clay Buchholz. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Christian Vazquez will likely start the year as the backup catcher. Chris Teeter looks back at his 2016. (Chris Teeter; BP Boston)

The team has avoided an arbitration trial with Brandon Workman. (Chad Thornburg;