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Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Mookie Betts, Austin Maddox

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Today’s links look at the pursuit of J.D. Martinez, the slow offseason and Dustin Pedroia’s relationship with the team’s new manager.

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This has essentially become the question to which the entire Red Sox offseason boils down: Can they afford not to go all-out for J.D. Martinez? (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

Speaking of Martinez, how will his deal end up being affected by Jay Bruce’s contract with the Mets? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

One has to wonder how much the slow offseason has to do with the anticipation of offseasons to come. (Chad Jennings; Boston Herald)

Sean McAdam is starting to get worried about Mookie Betts’ long-term future in Boston. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Back at the start of his career, Dustin Pedroia looked to Alex Cora as a friend and mentor. He said that won’t make their new relationship weird. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Austin Maddox got a taste of postseason action last year and now he’s just ready to get back on the major-league mound. (Ian Browne;

Red Sox minor leaguer Antonio Police was suspended 72 games for failing a drug test. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)