Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Cody Ross, Zack Greinke

Jeff Gross

The Daily Links bring you the best Red Sox and baseball related stories from across the internet. Today's edition includes articles on the difficulty of building through free agency, Cody Ross' negotiations, and Curt Schilling's legal troubles.

The Red Sox have many decisions to make in the free agent market this winter. They don't have to look too far in the past to realize just how hard of a task that really is. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

The biggest news for Boston fans from this past weekend was the David Ortiz signing of a brand new two-year contract. (Jeff Sullivan; Fangraphs)

Another decision that must be made during this off-season is whether or not to bring back Cody Ross. The negotiations haven't been too smooth thus far. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)

The first move the Red Sox made this offseason was sending Mike Aviles to Toronto for their new manager, John Farrell. Just a couple weeks later, Aviles is being shipped off to Cleveland in another trade. (Matt Snyder; CBS' Eye On Baseball Blog)

In news unrelated to the team's off-season, a 2004-hero is being sued by the state of Rhose Island after his failed video game company collapsed earlier this year. (Erika Niedowski; Boston.com)

The Sox badly need some help in their rotation, and will likely have interest in Zack Greinke, who is the class' top pitcher. Matthew Pouiliot isn't sure he'll be worth the contract he will receive. (Matthew Pouliot; Hardball Talk)

Another pitcher the team is going to look at will be Dan Haren, whose most recent season has led to some confusion of his true-talent level. (Alex Kienholz; Beyond the Boxscore)

The Yankees bullpen will be back to normal in 2013, as Mariano Rivera will be back for another season. (Joe Lucia; The Outside Corner)

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