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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Chris Sale, Zack Scott

In today’s links, we get a look at the Red Sox’s long term plans for Betts and Sales as well as a conversation with one of the organization’s analytical architects.

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Mookie Betts and Chris Sale are two of the best players on the Red Sox roster. How can they remain there? (Ian Browne;

Speaking of the roster, who’s going to be there when the regular season gets started? (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$)

Before we get to the regular season, we’ve got to get through Spring Training where there are story lines aplenty. (Jimmy Golen; AP via

No matter what decisions are made, you can be sure that analytics will play a large role. That’s what team vice president Zack Scott has helped build in Boston. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$)

There are a lot of free agents out there, even ones that aren’t Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. Chris Cotillo ranks the top 20. (Chris Cotillo; MassLive)

Labor turmoil has been a pat of baseball for more than a century. (Chris Bouton; The Hardball Times)