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Daily Red Sox Links: Addison Reed, Carson Smith, Dustin Pedroia

Addison Reed trade takes. We’ve got them.

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Addison Reed might not have been the biggest or most dramatic deal of the trade deadline (Hello, Yu Darvish), but he makes the Red Sox bullpen much better. (Joshua Schrock; NESN)

With needs in the bullpen, the deal for Reed made all sorts of sense for Boston. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Getting Reed means the Red Sox finally have a reliably good arm in the bullpen other than Craig Kimbrel. (Jeff Sullivan; FanGraphs)

Speaking of bullpen arms, Carson Smith, who was supposed to fill Reed’s presumed role after coming over in a trade with Seattle, is nearing a rehab assignment. (Christopher Smith: MassLive)

Dustin Pedroia may still land on the DL at some point. (Evan Drellich; CSNNE)

The Yankees also made a few trades before the deadline, including bringing in Sonny Gray. Dave Dombrowski thinks it makes them the Golden State Warriors of baseball. (Scott Lauber; ESPN)

Now that the deadline is over, who was the best reliever dealt? (Eno Sarris; FanGraphs)

With an obvious lack of power on the roster, are the Red Sox regretting not going after Edwin Encarnacion more aggressively? (Jonathan Costa; ESPN)