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Red Sox Links: Is Rafael Devers Headed To Cooperstown?

Plus, updates on Brayan Bello and the Red Sox running game.

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Is Raphael Devers going to have a career like Hall-Of-Famer Scott Rolen, or like early peak guys like Evan Longoria and Ryan Zimmerman? There’s no way of knowing, but here’s a look at the closest statistical comparisons for the 2023 Red Sox. (Chad Finn, Boston Globe)

Back in Fort Myers, Brayan Bello made a rehab start and reportedly looked good. (Sean McGuire, NESN)

A lot has been discussed about the fact that the Red Sox are getting run on a ton this year, but what about the fact that they themselves aren’t doing much running? (Chad Jennings, The Athletic)

Does the pressure of being a top prospect get to Triston Casas? Doesn’t sound like it. (Ryan Gilbert, WEEI)

Kenley Jansen, a man who won a championship on one of the most analytically-inclined teams in baseball, thinks analytics do not win championships. (Rob Bradford, WEEI)

Look, we all know that ballplayers have enviable lives filled with luxury, fame, and more cash than anyone else will ever see, but if the fact that Detroit native John Schreiber is getting the chance to see his 11-week-old baby for the first time in two months doesn’t make you feel for these guys, I don’t know what will. (Jen McCaffrey, The Athletic)