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Daily Red Sox Links: Clay Buchholz, Jackie Bradley, Josh Tobias

Today’s links look at why the Red Sox had to get under the luxury tax, Eduardo Rodriguez’s decision to pitch in the WBC, and a suspension in the organization.

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Alex Speier tries to peel back all the layers of the Clay Buchholz trade. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

The biggest objective of the trade was to get under the luxury tax threshold, but why was that necessary? (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

Jackie Bradley’s 2016 was a massive step in the right direction. (Matt Collins; BP Boston)

Should the Red Sox have a problem with Eduardo Rodriguez pitching in the World Baseball Classic. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive)

Boston should be a “superteam” in 2017, but how do those teams typically perform? (Jeff Sullivan; ESPN)

Josh Tobias was the modest return for Buchholz, but he’s more than just a throw-in. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Red Sox prospect Josh Romanski was suspended 50 games on Thursday. (Providence Journal)