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Daily Red Sox Links: Jose Bautista, David Ortiz, David Price

Today’s links look at possibly regretting not pushing harder for Jose Bautista, the year that was for Xander Bogaerts, and the team’s trade talks with the Diamondbacks.

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Jose Bautista was once a top pick to replace David Ortiz, but that connection has long been dead and doesn’t seem likely to come back. May the Red Sox regret not making the move? (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

Overall, it was a positive year for Xander Bogaerts, but one half was definitely better than the other. (Ben Carsley; BP Boston)

Speaking of the loss of Ortiz, not only does the team need to replace his on-field production but they also need to replace his presence in the clubhouse. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

The Red Sox passed on Arizona’s interest in their young catchers. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

It is officially 2017, and the season can’t come soon enough. (Ian Browne;

Hopefully, it is a good year for the team on the field, but it looks like it’ll certainly be a good year for David Price off of it. (Sam Galanis; NESN)