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Daily Red Sox Links: Tomoyuki Sugano, Xander Bogaerts, Rob Manfred

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As part of his notebook for Sunday, Sean McAdam looks at the possibility of the Red Sox looking to Japanese pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano for their pitching needs this winter, as well as this year’s quasi Winter Meetings. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

This was an interesting look at the evolution of the shortstop position to being more of a hub for offense. While it doesn’t mention him specifically, it is worth keeping Xander Bogaerts in mind here. (Joshua Diemert; Pinstripe Alley)

There’s so many weird things about Fenway that it can often be easy to forget about how weird specific aspects are. Like, for example, the fact that there is a giant ladder in the field of play. (Ian Browne;

As Peter Gammons writes, there is still some uncertainty about exactly what the 2021 season is going to look like, but whatever the case may be it will still be the game we love. (Peter Gammons; The Athletic)

Of course, then there’s the financial part of everything, and MLB is suing their insurance providers for not covering all of their 2020 losses. (Jake Seiner; Boston Globe)