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Daily Red Sox Links: Bobby Dalbec, Alex Cora, Garrett Whitlock

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The Red Sox are continuing to win games at a good clip and they are scoring plenty of runs in the process. Despite that, they are still having major issues at the leadoff spot that they have been trying, and failing, to rectify all year. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

But, like I said, they are continuing to win games despite those issues. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

On a more positive note in the lineup, Bobby Dalbec is coming off a big weekend in Kansas City. If he can keep that up, the trade deadline situation could be altered. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Jason Varitek has been a big part of the coaching this year, and he has taken a particular liking to Garrett Whitlock. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

J.D. Martinez had a big day this weekend as well, hitting his 100th home run as a member of the Red Sox. (Jordan Horrobin;

Sean McAdam shares his thoughts on the sticky stuff conversation. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

The College World Series kicked off this weekend, and there are some players of interest for th Red So, including the Vandy pitchers. (Conor Roche;