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Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, Joe Kelly, Michael Brantley

In today’s links, we take a deep dive into the Manager of the Year award. Plus a look at Joe Kelly and future closers and Michael Brantley probably isn’t a free agent on the Sox’s radar.

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Alex Cora might not have been named AL Manager of the Year, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have supporters. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic) ($$)

The problem is more with how we choose the winner. (Grant Brisbee; SB Nation)

Because picking who was the best manager is not easy. (Eno Sarris; The Athletic) ($$)

The Boston Globe’s Chad Finn has some thoughts. More specifically, he has a thought about each player on the World Series-winning roster of the 2018 Red Sox. (Chad Finn; Boston Globe)

Joe Kelly is one of those players and he wants to stick around for a long, long time. (Chris Cotillo; MassLive)

Is Kelly a potential option at closer if Craig Kimbrel doesn’t come back? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Michael Brantley is a free agent, but the Sox don’t need outfield help. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)