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Daily Red Sox Links: Nathan Eovaldi, Alex Cora, Duck Boats

Nathan Eovaldi is one of many heroes for this title-winning team. How he got to Boston and what he brought was vital. Plus Alex Cora’s bullpen creativity and the championship duck boats.

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MLB: World Series-Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

There were a lot of takes about the Nathan Eovaldi trade. Some of them right, some of them wrong. Right now, it seems like a slam dunk of a deal. (Adam London; NESN)

It’s not just for baseball reasons either. Eovaldi brought an emotional drive the Red Sox needed and appreciated. (Tara Sullivan; Boston Globe)

Part of Eovaldi’s role in the postseason is one that Alex Cora created. How much that type of bullpen work is used going forward will be fascinating to watch. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$)

While Eovaldi and other trade and free agent additions made big plays for the Red Sox, this title team had a lot of talent developed in-house. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

These Red Sox are not the doormats they once were and that’s perfect. (Grant Brisbee; SB Nation)

The Red Sox won the World Series. The ratings did not. (Craig Edwards; FanGraphs)

You know you’re doing something right when you have a coined phrase for when you win a title. (Joe McDonald; The Athletic) ($$)