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Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Alex Cora, Bobby Dalbec

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MLB: Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

We didn’t need much help to know J.D. Martinez was having a huge year for the Red Sox, but any time someone gets mentioned in the same breath as Mickey Mantle it’s worth bringing up. (John Tomase; WEEI)

Ken Rosenthal takes a look at how Alex Cora has taken over the Red Sox and led them to these absurd heights. (Ken Rosenthal; The Athletic) ($$)

As the Red Sox continue to get healthier, Blake Swihart should be ready to return by the time the team heads to Philadelphia early next week. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

Boston has gotten some criticism throughout the year about having an easy schedule and using that as a catalyst for its success. What do the schedules around the league look like the rest of the way? (Matt Kelly;

It doesn’t exactly fit with his reputation, but Dave Dombrowski would like to rebuild Boston’s farm system in a way he couldn’t do with Detroit. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

There is still a long way to go on that front, of course, but Bobby Dalbec’s emergence this summer is certainly a positive step. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)