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Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Austin Davis, Blaze Jordan

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In what has turned out to be a wild season for the Red Sox, one of the big issues is that they’ve never really seemed able to carve out an identity. Alex Speier explores why that’s the case. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Rob Bradford gets a little bit more to the point: Why is there always something off with this team? (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Chris Sale has not really been off since his much-anticipated return to the mound. And on Thursday, he joined a club previously only occupied by Sandy Koufax. (ESPN)

Although most of the bullpen is trending in the complete wrong direction, Austin Davis is one guy who is actually gaining trust at the moment. (Jenna Ciccotelli; NESN)

Sox Prospects has the latest scouting chatter from the complex, including an update on Blaze Jordan. (Ian Cundall; Sox Prospects)

If the league were to expand and the Red Sox had to make protection decisions, who would they make sure to protect? (The Athletic)