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Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, David Price, Mitch Moreland

Divisional Round - Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees - Game Four Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

The Red Sox-Astros ALCS is loaded with talent, and that brings a ton of intriguing storylines. Evan Drellich ranks them. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)

Drellich doesn’t have the managerial matchup number one, but I think I would. Alex Speier wrote about the matchup between the Alex Cora and A.J. Hinch. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Speaking of Cora, some think he’s making a mistake in giving David Price this Game Two start. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

One point in favor of the Red Sox lefty is that he’s had some success against Houston this season. (Bill Koch; Providence Journal)

Meanwhile, there was a ton of worry about the Red Sox middle relief heading into October, but the unit was actually pretty solid in the ALDS. (Ian Browne; RedSox.com)

Saturday’s Game One between Chris Sale and Justin Verlander is something of a throwback between two star-caliber, workhorse starting pitchers. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$)

We’re still waiting for official word on Boston’s ALCS roster, and the only real decision all hinges on Mitch Moreland’s health. For whatever it may be worth, he’s confident he’ll be ready to go. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Steven Wright won’t be playing in this series, but if the Red Sox make it to the World Series he’s hoping he can participate there despite undergoing a knee scope. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Chad Jennings has a really interesting look at the burgeoning Nashville baseball scene that is being led by Price and Mookie Betts. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$)