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Daily Red Sox Links: Tanner Houck, Bobby Dalbec, Rob Manfred

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I hate to be the one who has to break this to you all, but the Red Sox are not going to make the playoffs. Wild, I know. Despite that sad fact, there are plenty of things to get done over the final two weeks, as laid out by Pete Abraham. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Among the goals there are to make sure Bobby Dalbec continues to play, which makes sense considering how great the start to his career has been. (Lauren Campbell; NESN)

Speaking of goals for the rest of the year, Bill Ladsen breaks down what the entire division should be doing. For the Red Sox, it focuses on one position. (Bill Ladsen;

Tonight is a big night for the Red Sox as they look for a true homegrown success story on the pitching side of the roster. Tanner Houck makes his major-league debut, which comes after a pretty unusual run through the minors. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

You’ll be shocked to hear that Chaim Bloom plans on being aggressive in the pitching market this winter. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

Rob Manfred seems unclear on the concept of a bubble. (Evan Drellich; The Athletic)