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Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, Sam Fuld, Free Agency

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We’ve been waiting quite some time, but it appears we may be getting very, very close to knowing who will be the next Red Sox manager. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

There’s not an absolute consensus on who is left in the running, but a few guys, including Alex Cora and Sam Fuld, are on everybody’s list. Jen McCaffrey compares resumés of the contenders. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

The argument for Cora, as we all know, is a popular one. (Matt Vautour; MassLive)

But Fuld shouldn’t be ignored either. (Darren Hartwell; NBC Sports Boston)

Whatever happens, we are seeing a shift in how managerial candidates are evaluated. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

That was a lot of talk about people who won’t actually be doing the playing next year, so here’s something talking a lot about people who will be, although the exact location is up in the air. (Michael Baumann; The Ringer)