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Daily Red Sox Links: Craig Kimbrel, Christian Vazquez, Jose Abreu

Two of the bright spots of 2017 and more scuttlebutt about a power solution.

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Craig Kimbrel returned to his dominant form for most of the 2017 season. (Brett Cowett; BP Boston)

Christian Vazquez played well enough this year that the starting gig behind the plate should be his alone. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

A trade for Jose Abreu would help the Red Sox fill a need without signing a huge contract. (Zachary D. Rymer; Bleacher Report)

Alex Cora reportedly had a less than pleasant exchange with Astros broadcaster Geoff Blum when he was still with Houston. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports)

Steve Buckley says the incident isn’t the problem; its the fact that the Red Sox didn’t know about it. (Steve Buckley; Boston Herald)