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Daily Red Sox Links: Corey Kluber, Chaim Bloom, Roger Clemens

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We were hearing about the Red Sox’s pursuit of Corey Kluber up until the moment he signed with the Yankees. Here’s a potential explanation. (Mike Rosenstein;

That was just one of multiple examples of the Red Sox watching as other teams make significant moves. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

Rob Bradford thinks there is a pretty simple explanation for the Red Sox’s inaction. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Our pals at SoxProspects had a conversation with Chaim Bloom on the 200th episode of the site’s podcast. (Sox Prospects)

The competitive balance tax has become the thing that haunts the nightmares of front office professionals. (Andy McCullough; The Athletic)

Sweet Caroline is a Red Sox anthem (for better or worse). Ian Browne explores the story behind the connection. (Ian Browne;

Due to his connection to the steroid era and whatever other grudges voters hold against him, Roger Clemens doesn’t seem destined for the Hall of Fame, even if he has an incredible resume. (Joe Posnanski; The Athletic)