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Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Alex Cora, Fernando Abad

The Red Sox’s new manager is a World Series champion. Plus J.D. Martinez has a new agent and Fernando Abad’s 2017 campaign gets the review treatment.

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Alex Cora is not only the Red Sox’s new manager, he’s now a World Series champion. (Chad Jennings; Boston Herald)

J.D. Martinez is running with a new agent: Scott Boras. If the Red Sox hope to sign the free agent, they might need to spend more now. (John Tomase; WEEI)

Speaking of the outfield, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Andrew Benintendi all took a step back in 2017. How can they improve next season? (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Fernando Abad had a decent season in 2017 but mostly because he wasn’t put into big pressure situations. (Cam Ellis; BP Boston)

Come see the future of advanced scouting. (Michael Hattery; The Hardball Times)