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Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Chris Sale, Nathan Eovaldi

World Series - Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The luxury tax, for better or for worse (worse. It’s worse.) is playing a big role in the Red Sox offseason. Here’s a closer look at the whole picture. (Steve Adams; MLB Trade Rumors)

The free agent market as a whole has obviously been moving at a glacial pace this year, and it has Rick Porcello understandably worried. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)

All of this lack of movement puts a damper on the sport as a whole, particularly compared to the NBA. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Chris Sale needs to figure out how to balance velocity with making it through the season, writes Christopher Smith. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

In a look at six darkhorse Cy Young candidates in each league, one Red Sox starter gets a mention. (Matt Kelly;

Nick Cafardo contrasts the way MLB treats players who have taken, or are even accused of having taken, PEDS with the treatment of NFL players. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)