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Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Giancarlo Stanton, Dave Dombrowski

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Today’s links look at Chris Sale’s late-season struggles and rumors about the Red Sox having a quiet winter.

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After a rough end to the year cost Chris Sale a Cy Young — as well as costing the team — the Red Sox are trying to figure out how to avoid a repeat performance in 2018. (Chad Jennings; Boston Herald)

Boston’s schedule next year could help with this task. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive)

Scott Lauber thinks the late-season slide could make Sale even better in 2018. (Scott Lauber; ESPN)

Matt Kory talks about the complicated process that is trading Giancarlo Stanton. (Matt Kory; BP Boston)

The Red Sox may be trying to take it easy this winter, though, so here are some cheaper power options available. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Despite those rumors, Rob Bradford still believes the Red Sox are going to swing for the fences. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Dave Dombrowski is known for that sort of thing, of course. Here’s a look at five of his biggest trades. (Hayden Bird; Boston.com)