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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Johnny Pesky

In today’s links, we wrap up 2018 and the great year it was for the Red Sox and Betts, while looking toward the future and the more distant past.

MLB: All Star Game Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Nobody needs to tell Red Sox fans that Mookie Betts was the best player in baseball last year. It’s still nice to hear it though. (Neil Paine; Five Thirty Eight)

Betts was part of a 2018 championship team that Darren Hartwell argues is the best there was. (Darren Hartwell; NBC Sports Boston)

Trading Xander Bogaerts wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense for the Red Sox, but trading for him could make some teams much better. (Zachary D. Rymer; Bleacher Report)

It’s s new year, so it is time for everyone to make resolutions, including baseball teams. (Sports Illustrated)

The new year also means a whole new season of baseball is on the way. What can we expect? (David Adler;

If you want more specific expectations for the Red Sox, here you are. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)

Johnny Pesky may be known more as a baseball player, but he was also a World War II veteran, (Anne R. Keene; Oregon Live)