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Daily Red Sox Links: Billy Beane, MLB Draft Order, Alex Cora

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As we discussed in the Links over the weekend, the Red Sox owners may be selling a minority stake in their FSG group that also owns Liverpool as well as other sports properties. Billy Beane is part of the group that could be buying the minority stake, and if the deal goes through he will indeed be leaving the A’s, but to focus on soccer. (Jared Diamond, Joshua Robinson and Miriam Gottfried; Wall Street Journal)

If you’re like me, the entire thing about SPACs and all that is over your head. Rob Mains at Baseball Prospectus has a good breakdown of what the deal, and the subsequent going public, would actually mean. (Rob Mains; Baseball Prospectus)

It’s official (and first reported by Alex Speier): The MLB Draft order will indeed be based on 2020 record. (Jim Callis;

Chad Jennings gives his thoughts on what the coaching decisions made by the Red Sox on Monday mean for the manager search. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

John Tomase, for his part, wouldn’t necessarily be too quick to say this means Alex Cora is coming back. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)