Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Vicente Padilla, Cody Ross

BALTIMORE, MD - Alfredo Aceves #91 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with Jarrod Saltalamacchia #39 after a 8-6 victory against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

The Red Sox held a team meeting called by David Ortiz on May 11th, after Josh Beckett was shelled and booed off the mound. The gist was this: hey pitching staff, get it together. NOW. (Ken Rosenthal; Fox Sports via Joy of Sox)

Vicente Padilla hasn't allowed an inherited runner to score yet this season. If you have any wood nearby, please knock it. (Tim Britton; The Providence Journal)

Ben Cherington spoke about all matter of issues, mostly injury related, from Ellsbury, to Youkilis, Ross, and the future of Will Middlebrooks. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

The excellent Chris Mellon from Sox Prospects was at Hadlock Field in Portland to watch the Sea Dogs and get the low-down on some Red Sox minor league talent. (Chris Mellon; Sox Prospects)

The great Joe Posnanski looks to see if the three outs in the ninth inning are really the toughest to get in a baseball game. (Joe Posnanski; JoePosnanski.com)

Roy Oswalt might be Texas-bound, not that the Red Sox particularly need him right now (unless he can play the outfield). (D.J. Short; Hardball Talk)

Marc Melancon finally allowed his first run in Triple-A. While not ideal, it's hard to complain about a guy who hadn't given up a run in 13 prior appearances. The turnaround has been attributed to a return to pitching inside. (Aaron Goldsmith; 45 Miles From Fenway)

An interview with Ben Crockett, Red Sox Director of Player Development. (Mike Scandura; Fire Brand of the AL)

Looking at some of the issues associated with inter-league play. (Cliff Corcoran; SI.com)

While the Red Sox are finally winning, they're not doing as well as their radio and TV broadcast teams did in these Fan Graphs rankings. Also of note, the Yankees broadcast teams are... well, take a look. (Carson Cistulli; Fan Graphs)

For those looking for some schadenfreude, the Yankees are now tied with the Red Sox at the bottom of the AL East. Hey guys, want some pudding? (Yankee Analysts: Recap of Yankees 6-0 loss last night; Yankee Analysts: Yankee Identity Crisis)

Finally, the great Sam Miller looked into swearing in baseball. As you might expect, it's f'n awesome. (Sam Miller; Baseball Prospectus)

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