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Daily Red Sox Links: Garrett Richards, Rafael Devers, Garrett Whitlock

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After getting swept by the Orioles over the weekend, the Red Sox are reminding everybody that it was only three games and there is a long season ahead, as one would expect them to say. But don’t overlook the warning signs we saw in this terrible start to the year, either. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Jen McCaffrey shares some takeaways of her own from the brutal weekend at Fenway. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

And John Tomase is not impressed, particularly coming off a spring in which they were preaching how they were poised to surprise everyone this weekend. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Looking more specifically, the Rafael Devers defense conversation doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Garrett Richards did not have the Red Sox debut he or the fans were hoping for, but he’s not deterring from feeling good about the rest of the year. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

More positive from Sunday’s slate of pitching was Garrett Whitlock, who looked really good in his major-league debut. (Ian Browne;

Baseball is seeing a lot of shortstops either getting paid or on the verge of being paid, and that could affect Xander Bogaerts’s future as well. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)