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Daily Red Sox Links: Rafael Devers, J.D. Martinez, Chaim Bloom

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At this point, from the outside anyway, the favorite for the managerial search seems to still be Alex Cora. That doesn’t mean he’s the only option, though. Don’t be surprised if they end up hiring one of the more under-the-radar candidates they’ve interviewed. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

It’s now been a year of the Chaim Bloom era. While it’s certainly been a hectic 12 months in which the Chief Baseball Officer was truly thrown into the fire, it’s also still too early to make any sweeping judgements on his abilities. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

Nothing is official just yet, but as of now it looks like the universal DH will be going away, at least for 2021. If that holds, it only makes an already easy decision for J.D. Martinez easier. (Brendan Mizgala; BoSox Injection)

There’s a lot on the table for the Red Sox this winter, but should an extension for Rafael Devers be part of that? (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

As far as free agency goes, don’t expect the major splashes. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)