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Daily Red Sox Links: Kumar Rocker, Franchy Cordero, Bobby Valentine

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I’ve been hoping the Red Sox might have a shot at drafting Kumar Rocker ever since I watched him throw a no-hitter against Duke in the NCAA Tournament in 2019. Based on some recent projections, that might just happen. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

After how difficult last season was, some people are still waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it is looking less and less like it will with every Red Sox victory. (Rob Bradford; WEEI/Audacy)

Especially when you look at some of the hurlers the Red Sox have trounced, whether it be Lucas Giolito or Hyun Jin Ryu, just to name a few from this week. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

A simple celebration has been a hallmark of the Red Sox’s good fortune. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

Franchy Cordero is the trend setter behind the Red Sox’s newest way to celebrate an extra-base hit. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Stan Grossfeld went on a walk down memory lane with Bobby Valentine. (Stan Grossfeld; Boston Globe)