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Red Sox Links: What Are The Red Sox Doing (And Not Doing) To Re-Sign Xander Bogaerts?

Saying all the right things and ... looking for a second baseman?

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Xander Bogaerts shouldn’t just be the first choice, he should be the only choice. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Speaking of alternative paths the Red Sox could take, here are some of the paths they have to select from when it comes to shortstop for next season. (Ricky Doyle; NESN)

Saying all the right things won’t be what keeps Bogaerts in Boston, if that’s ultimately what happens. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Trying to find a new second baseman doesn’t seem like a way to keep Bogaerts around. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

But as long as we’re here, if they do want to make a deal, whom might the Red Sox look to add? (Mike Cole; NESN)

In non-Bogaerts hot stove rumors and speculation, could a sequel to Martín Pérez’s first run with the Red Sox make sense? If nothing else, it would certainly fall in line with Bryan’s bring me all the pitchers philosophy. (Patrick McAvoy; Sports Illustrated)