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Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Verdugo, Rafael Devers, Kevin McCarthy

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Baseball Prospectus unveiled their top Red Sox prospects on Monday, and there wasn’t much surprise at the top of the list, though a few did come further down. (Jeffrey Paternostro, Keanan Lamb, and BP Prospect Staff; Baseball Prospectus)

Alex Cora was obviously not able to manage the Red Sox last year, but it turns out it was a pretty good year to miss as the team he comes back to looks much different, in mostly better ways, than the one he left. (Chad Finn; Boston Globe)

One of the more controversial down-ballot MVP votes went to Alex Verdugo, who got a fifth place vote. Jason Mastrodonato defends the decision made by his fellow Boston media member Julian McWilliams. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

Speaking of MVP consideration, the Red Sox could really use that kind of leap from Rafael Devers moving forward. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Rob Bradford provides an introduction to new Red Sox pitcher Kevin McCarthy. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

The Hall of Fame ballot was released on Monday, and there’s a chance no one could make it in this time around. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)