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Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Verdugo, Will Venable, Jeter Downs

Baltimore Orioles Vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Nobody is going to forget about the Mookie Betts trade, but that doesn’t mean Alex Verdugo can’t keep getting better and make it less of a lopsided deal. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Will Venable didn’t get the managerial job for the Red Sox, but he was still hired to be an important part of the staff. (Chad Jennings and Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

CBS Sports has Jeter Downs as the Red Sox’s best prospect in its recently revealed prospect rankings. (R.J. Anderson; CBS Sports)

Speaking of prospects, Blaze Jordan’s journey to the big time really got started this fall. (Julian McWilliams; Boston Globe)

Chris Murphy is another prospect in the Red Sox system and one who has a touching source of inspiration. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Michael Gettys might not have the standing he once had as a prospect, but the Red Sox brought him on to help him reach his potential. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)