Daily Red Sox Links: Daniel Bard, Bryce Brentz, Mike Aviles

BALTIMORE, MD: Mike Aviles #3 of the Boston Red Sox throws the ball to first base against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

It's gotta be tough working twenty days a row with travel, getting one off day, and then getting back at it for another ten days straight. I know they get paid a lot, but that's a hard schedule.

Daniel Bard is having some issues. Anyone who has watched him over the last month knows that his velocity has slipped precipitously and his once pinpoint control has vanished. Rob Bradford looks at the issues and discusses them with Bard himself. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)

Bryce Brentz is learning. He's learning to handle the off speed stuff in Double-A and he's learning that his discipline is going to have to improve if he's going to continue climbing the minor league ladder. (Brian MacPherson; The Providence Journal)

Taking a look at some of the best partial seasons in big league history. (Chad Finn; Baseball Prospectus (free!))

Twenty lessons for twenty straight days of Red Sox baseball. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

The Washington Post's Thomas Boswell says the Yankees, Phillies, and Red Sox are done. Well, he doesn't really say that, but he kinda says that, ya know? (Thomas Boswell; Washington Post)

Should Bobby Valentine keep batting Mike Aviles in the lead off spot? Chip Buck says no. (Chip Buck; Fire Brand of the AL)

We all make judgements from time to time. As Jason Wojciechowski reminds us, be careful with that. (Jason Wojciechowski ; The Platoon Advantage)

Are the Red Sox championship good? Maybe so... (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

The Red Sox have a lot of outfielders. Like, a lot. (Jonah Keri; Grantland)

Cole Hamels is going to be a free agent. But even if he isn't he's going to be crazy rich... (Chris Cwik; Fan Graphs)

... meaning maybe now is the right time for the Phillies to trade him (I'm going with 'nope' on that, but it's an interesting article anyway). (Glenn DuPaul; Beyond the Boxscore)

Roy Oswalt is still out there, still waiting for a team that he likes to take an interest. Could the Orioles be that team? (Darren Kritzer; The Score)

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