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Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Xander Bogaerts, The Orioles

Now that the last weekend of the regular season is upon us, read up on Chris Sale and what he can do in the playoffs, Xander Bogaerts’ offensive renewal and the difference between the Red Sox and Orioles.

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Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox - Game 2 Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Chris Sale has generally been great this season, but with the Red Sox starting a playoff series very soon, there are some things he needs to work out, specifically with his velocity. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

This was an excellent year for the Red Sox and a terrible one for the Orioles. Boston didn’t mind rubbing that fact in either. (Marc Normandin; SB Nation)

The discrepancy between the two teams has created extra work for some. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic) ($$)

Xander Bogaerts is about to wrap up the best season of his career and there’s a reason for that. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

I could listen to David Ortiz talk about the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry forever. If I’m honest, I could listen to him talk about most things forever. (Lauren Campbell; NESN)

Who doesn’t like talking about walkup songs? (Lars E. Anderson; The Athletic) ($$)