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Daily Red Sox Links: Answering the Matt Harvey question

A lot of people are wondering if the team they cover/follow should take a shot on Matt Harvey. Here is the definitive answer for the Red Sox. Plus Chris Sale has his swagger back, the Red Sox bullpen is excellent and lets get Mitch Moreland more plate appearances.

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The question is circulating in most markets. From Dallas to Boston. Should your hometown team take a chance on Matt Harvey? The former New York Mets ace was recently cut by the team he helped get to the 2015 World Series and somebody is probably going to take a chance on him, hoping to revitalize the arm of a pitcher who had sub 2.80 ERAs in each of his first three seasons.

According to FanGraphs, Harvey’s velocity has — you know what? No. We’re not doing this. Nope. No thank you. The Red Sox should not sign Matt Harvey. Now let’s get to links.

Chris Sale was incredible yesterday and a big reason is because he was able to throw his slider effectively again. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Not only that, Sale’s velocity was back to scorching. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic) ($$)

The Red Sox had the best bullpen in the majors during the last week. (Manny Randhawa;

Last year, the Red Sox couldn’t hit home runs. That has all changed this season. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

Even though they might not play the same position, Mitch Moreland should be getting more at-bats than Jackie Bradley Jr. right now. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)