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Daily Red Sox Links: Chaim Bloom, Alex Cora, Jackie Bradley Jr.

Washington Nationals v Boston Red Sox Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

There is a lot of talk about what the Rays have been able to do in their organization the last few days, and for very good reason. They are certainly a model to follow, at least in some respects. That said, given the Red Sox’s financial might, the Dodgers are the better model. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

We have a lot of hope for Chaim Bloom’s era in Boston, and I think it’s all valid. His trade deadline in particular was encouraging for the future. All that said, this offseason is going to be the first chance to really see what a front office with him at the helm will be about. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

The Red Sox clearly need help on the pitching side, but run prevention isn’t solely about the arms. They also need to make sure they field the ball well. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Included in his latest mailbag is Ian Browne’s thoughts on where pitching help could come from and the Alex Cora possibility, among other topics. (Ian Browne;

Fenway was open to the public for the first time this year, but it wasn’t for baseball. (ESPN)