The Daily Links bring you the best Red Sox and baseball related articles from across the internet. Today's edition includes stories on the starting pitching free agent market, the start of the GM meetings, and an interview with Dustin Pedroia.
For pretty much my whole life as a baseball fan, the Red Sox have possessed an elite offense. If you watched them at all last September, you know that was far from the case post-megadeal. They have some work to do to get back to that level. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)
One of the reasons the Red Sox needed to make the Punto deal was to shed money gotten from bad long-term contracts. Mike Axisa points out some free agents who could provide real value on one-year deals. (Mike Axisa; Fangraphs)
The offseason has already gotten underway, but with the GM Meetings coming up, it'll start for real for Ben Cherington. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)
Over at Sports on Earth, they've been running a division-by-division hot stove preview. Here's the AL West's version. (Jonathan Bernhardt; Sports on Earth)