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Daily Red Sox Links: Chaim Bloom, J.D. Martinez, Chris Sale

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Chaim Bloom Press Conference Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Jen McCaffrey has the inside look at the hiring process that led to Chaim Bloom heading to Boston. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

This was not a case of the Red Sox looking for necessarily the best individual, but rather the best fit with the pieces already in place. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

As Sean McAdam writes, this is an example of the organization returning to its roots. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

John Tomase has his takeaways from Monday’s press conference. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Unsurprisingly, Bloom was asked about Mookie Betts. Also unsurprisingly, he did not give many answers. (Ian Browne;

Meanwhile, Chris Sale is expected to meet Dr. Andrews again in a few weeks. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

J.D. Martinez is not long from his decision regarding the opt-out in his contract. As of now, the Red Sox have not offered him a new contract. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)