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The Daily Links bring you the best Red Sox and baseball related stories from across the internet. Today's edition includes articles on Juan Nieves' relationship with John Farrell, the first baseman free agent class, and a possible trade target.
One of the toughest positions to fill this winter will be first base, which has a very weak free agent class. (Chip Buck; Fire Brand of the AL)
As has been reported all year, it seems the Diamondbacks are still pursuing trade offers for Justin Upton. It has seemed like the Red Sox may try to get involved, but it's still uncertain if they will go through with it. (Drew Silva; Hardball Talk)
There is a lot to do with this roster before Spring Training begins next year. In order to get all of it done, Ben Cherington may have to get creative. (Pete Abraham; Boston.com)
Free agency is always a fun time in baseball, but as Boston fans surely know, they can often disappoint. Marc Normandin lays out five guys who could fail that are available this winter. (Marc Normandin; Baseball Nation)
Even though it's the offseason, there will be plenty of events going on. Here's a rundown of the important dates until the start of next season. (Michael Clair; Platoon Advantage)