Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Xander Bogaerts, Will Middlebrooks

Jim Rogash

The Daily Links bring you the best Red Sox and baseball related tweets the internet has to offer. In today's edition, we have stories on the Red Sox offseason in general, Xander Bogaerts' ability to stay at short, and an AL East offseason preview.

It's still extremely early in the offseason, and the Red Sox currently have a lot to consider. Hunter Golden goes through some of the thoughts banging around his mind at the moment. (Hunter Golden; Fire Brand of the AL)

Most Red Sox fans expected the team's first move of the winter to be to re-sign David Ortiz. However, the negotiations seem more difficult than originally thought, and the two sides are still somewhat far apart. (Nick Cafardo; Boston.com)

Yesterday, Baseball America came out with their top-10 prospects in the Red Sox's system, and Xander Bogaerts predictably came out on top. The question is, though, is he the team's shortstop of the future? (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

It seems that the more years that go by, the bigger the divide between "old-school" and "new-school" thinking gets. It's taken another step forward in 2012 with the never-ending debate over who should win the AL MVP. How can we close this gap in thinking? (Chris Lund; Hardball Times)

The number one thing I'm excited about regarding the 2013 Red Sox is to see if Will Middlebrooks can pick up where he left off at the time of his season-ending injury. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Jonathan Bernhardt previews the offseason for every team in the AL East. (Jonathan Bernhardt; Sports on Earth)

ESPN Boston continues their look at the Red Sox's offseason plan, this time looking at the bullpen. (Joe McDonald; ESPN Boston)

The Angels have been rumored to have been shopping Dan Haren, who the Red Sox may have interest in. They've also been shopping Ervin Santana, and they found a suitor for him in Kansas City. (Aaron Gleeman; Hardball Talk)

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