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Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, Jarren Duran, Matt Barnes

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Alex Cora talked about the fans at Fenway booing Astros players like Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve for their roles in the 2017 scandal, and he acknowledged it’s a bit of an, um, awkward situation for him. (Ian Browne; RedSox.com)

Speaking of Cora, he and other managers are in a bit of a tough spot with the increasing focus on pitchers skirting the rules with regards to sticky substances. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Rob Bradford takes a look at how Jarren Duran just continued to raise his stock and open eyes, this time in his tenure with Team USA. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Matt Barnes has been a big key for this Red Sox team, and he hits free agency after this season. The closer talked about whether or not he’d discuss a contract right now, and what happened before the season. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

Jim Bowden put together his AL All-Star squad, and it’s got a handful of Red Sox players. (Jim Bowden; The Athletic)

Last week, Kevin Goldstein talked about front office’s reach out calls in the lead up to the deadline. Here, he simulates how those calls will go for specific AL teams. (Kevin Golstein; FanGraphs)

I shared this on the thread yesterday, but it’s worth posting again, on the upside of bunting. (Patrick Dubuque; Baseball Prospectus)