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Hot Stove Lunch: Red Sox linked to Seattle’s Edwin Diaz; Mets in the middle of everything

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It's that time of year when trade rumors pop up everywhere and teams are seemingly linked to every player in the game. You'd be advised to take most of those rumors with the proverbial grain of salt.

But one caught my eye Tuesday night. First, because it was written by the estimable Joel Sherman of the New York Post, and secondly because it was one I didn't expect.