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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Alex Cora, Tyler Thornburg

Today’s links look at how this team stacks up in franchise history, Mookie Betts’ emotion, and the latest on the farm.

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MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox still have an entire second half to play, but it’s already worth wondering if this could be the best team in franchise history. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

After his huge grand slam on Thursday, Mookie Betts got extremely excited. Alex Cora is a fan of that kind of emotion. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

Friday brought the end of Boston’s win streak, and this team could really use the All-Star break. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic) ($$$)

Last night’s game wasn’t very fun, but the Red Sox did get a couple of impressive performances from Tyler Thornburg and Ryan Brasier. (Matt Vatour; Masslive)

The Sox Prospects crew has all of the latest news and notes from Boston’s farm system. (Jim Crowell; Sox Prospects)