Daily Red Sox Links: Torey Lovullo, Jon Lester, Davis Ortiz

Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

The Daily Links bring you the best Red Sox and baseball related articles from across the internet. Today's links include stories on the new coaching tandem, the team's minor-league trade chips, and the luck involved in BABIP.

One of the most talked about problems for the Red Sox lately has been the alleged dissent among the coaching staff. With Torey Lovullo coming in as John Farrell's bench coach, it doesn't seem that will happen in 2013. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Jon Lester is coming off the worst season of his career, and his free agency is also looming. Chip Buck wonders if this is the perfect time to extend his deal. (Chip Buck; FIre Brand of the AL)

The Red Sox depth in their farm system took a big step forward this past season. The guys from Sox Prospects look at how likely it is that each piece is included in a deal this winter. (Mike Andrews; ESPN Boston)

The baseball season ended last night, with the Giants taking home the ultimate prize. Here are some quick hits from immediately after the game. (Matt Snyder; CBS Eye on Baseball)

The next move everyone expects the Red Sox to make is to re-sign David Ortiz. They really don't have another option. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

Joe Posnanski wonders how real of an effect "intangibles" actually make. (Joe Posnanski; Joe Blog)

The hiring of John Farrell was exactly what the Red Sox needed, given his consistency. (John Powers; Boston.com)

Generally speaking, the rise of sabermetrics has added a significant amount of knowledge to the world of baseball. However, there are still many mysteries to be solved, including how much luck is actually involved in BABIP. (Glenn DuPaul; Beyond the Boxscore)

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