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Daily Red Sox Links: David Price, Chris Sale, J.D. Martinez

In today’s links, the Red Sox are officially going to the playoffs. Plus David Price is planning on staying in Boston, Chris Sale comes back and J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts are MVP candidates.

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David Price might be able to opt out of his current deal this offseason, but even as he pitches better than he ever has in a Red Sox uniform, he isn’t even remotely interested. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Chris Sale one whole inning in his return. He’ll be coming back at a cautionary pace. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

J.D. Martinez doesn’t need to win the triple crown to be MVP. (Ken Rosenthal; The Athletic) ($$)

Speaking of MVP candidates, Mookie Betts and Mike Trout have been compared before, and that might extend into future offseason negotiations. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

This is a time when we start to be so focused on the postseason, we might forget about the developments on the farm. Let’s fix that. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Alex Cora played 460 career games at second base. Now he is amassing an army of those who can play the position. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$)

You can’t keep these Red Sox down. (Chad Finn; Boston Globe)