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

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.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - NLDS Game Two Photo by Sarah Sachs/Arizona Diamondbacks/Getty Images

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)