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Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Sam Travis, Dustin Pedroia

Today’s links look at the effects of Hanley Ramirez’ imminent release, where his contract ranks among recent bad deals, and the batting order moving forward.

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Sean McAdam runs through some players who could benefit from Hanley Ramirez being taken off the roster. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$$)

Sam Travis is also someone who could benefit from this, and it’s time to start paying attention to his performance again. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

The Red Sox have had a lot of bad contracts in recent years. Where does Ramirez rank on that list? (Matt Kory; The Athletic) ($$$)

J.D. Martinez has gotten the last two starts as the number three hitter, but that’s not necessarily going to be an everyday occurrence. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Dustin Pedroia returned to the team on Saturday, so now is a good time to look at his chances at eventually making the Hall of Fame. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)