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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Brusdar Graterol, Chaim Bloom

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Note: This was put together before the news of the deal being put on hold.

No player this good or this young has ever been traded before Mookie Betts. (Ben Lindbergh; The Ringer)

Ben Carsley writes about the lie we’ve been fed. (Ben Carsley; Baseball Prospectus)

Alex Speier has some questions lingering after the trade. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Ian Browne has some as well. (Ian Browne;

Here are the scouting reports on Alex Verdugo and Brusdar Graterol. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

This whole deal is a terrible precedent. (Bill Koch; Providence Journal)

However this turns out, this is a career-defining move for Chaim Bloom. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

John Tomase believes it will indeed turn out well. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Here’s where the team’s World Series odds now lie, if you’re into that sort of thing. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

We can tie a lot of this back to the Jon Lester situation, too. (Jim Hackett; WEEI)

According to Jim Rice, Betts says he really did want to stay in Boston. (Deyscha Smith;

The irony of this situation is that, by making this deal with the Dodgers, the Red Sox are emulating them as well. (Kiley McDaniel; ESPN)