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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Alex Cora, Dana LeVangie

Today’s links look back at the first half, ahead to the second half and the trade deadline, and some of the approach from the coaching staff.

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There are lots of Red Sox players having career years, and Xander Bogaerts is among them. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

According to Evan Drellich, it’s going to be the second half that ends up defining this team. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)

Among all of the other rumors, it’s been relief that has stuck around the rumor mill the most for the Red Sox. Which relievers could they be looking at? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Boston is almost certainly going to trade away some prospects over the next week or so. Sean McAdam has a look at the prospects the team has traded in recent years. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Chad Finn hands out some superlatives from the first half. (Chad Finn;

Dana LeVangie has taken quite the road to become one of the most important figures in the organization. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

One of the big focuses for Alex Cora has been keeping his team fresh, and while it’s mostly worked it hasn’t stopped the injuries from piling up. (Bill Koch; Providence Journal)

Speaking of Cora, perhaps no one knows better than him the continuing emergence of Puerto Rico on the MLB culture as the league is now full of incredible talents from the island. (David Laurila; Fangraphs)