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Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Jackie Bradley Jr., Yasiel Puig

Today’s links look at the J.D. Martinez market, a proposed trade, and some minor-league news.

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It’s pretty clear at this point that J.D. Martinez is indeed Boston’s top target. What does the team like so much about him? (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

The Red Sox reportedly have a five-year offer out to the slugger, but they may need to go higher if they want to get a deal done now. Rob Bradford makes the case for that. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

If they do indeed get a deal done with Martinez, it’ll be a deviation from how they typically act this time of year. Of course, this hasn’t been a normal offseason. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive)

Over the weekend, it came out that the Red Sox reportedly turned down a Yasiel Puig-for-Jackie Bradley Jr. trade offer. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Also over the weekend, Boston and Steven Wright avoided arbitration with an agreement to a $1.1 million salary for 2018. (NBC Sports Boston)

As we continue to wait for a little offseason action, Michael Silverman looks at some positives and negatives around the Red Sox right now. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

The Red Sox extended their deals to keep the PawSox and Spinners as minor-league affiliates. (Ian Browne;

Matt Kory looks back at the year that was for the Red Sox OPS+ leader for 2017. (Matt Kory; BP Boston)