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Daily Red Sox Links: Garrett Whitlock, Brayan Bello, Xander Bogaerts

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MLB: JUN 15 Red Sox at Braves Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Red Sox are coming off a bad weekend in Kansas City in which they missed an opportunity and dropped a series against a very beatable team. But there’s no time to focus on what did happen. Now it’s about the big week they have ahead of them. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Between that series loss as well as the potential loss of a couple of players on Sunday, there are reasons to be down about the Red Sox. But the fact is they are actually in a pretty good spot heading into the big divisional showdowns. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

Here’s what the Red Sox need to do to put some space between themselves and the Rays in the AL East. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

This week the league is starting to crack down on sticky substances. That will certainly hurt the Red Sox pitching, but don’t sleep on the positives for the offense. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Rule 5 picks usually don’t work out all that well, but Garrett Whitlock is not abiding by that typical truism. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

The latest All-Star voting results look good for Boston. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

The Brayan Bello hype train is leaving the station, so get on now. (Mike Cole; NESN)