Daily Red Sox Links: Mike Napoli, Ryan Kalish, Terry Francona

Ezra Shaw

Today's edition includes stories on the Red Sox's bullpen depth, the Mike Napoli signing, and Terry Francona's new book.

To make room for the newly signed Mike Napoli, Chris Carpenter was designated for assignment. Part of the reason that was possible was the great depth possessed by the Red Sox bullpen. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Speaking of the Mike Napoli signing, Hunter Golden is on board with it. (Hunter Golden; Fire Brand of the AL)

This may be the final year for two Red Sox players, Ryan Kalish and Daniel Nava, to prove they can stick on the active roster for a long period of time. (Evan Drellich; RedSox.com)

A few days ago, the Phillies made the hilarious decision to not only sign Delmon Young, but also to hint he could be a full-time player. (Jon Bernhardt; Sports on Earth)

There has been a lot of buzz around Terry Francona's new book, which tells the tales of one of the more complicated eras in Red Sox history. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

Teddy Mitrosilis looks at how the already great Giancarlo Stanton can get any better. (Teddy Mitrosilis; ESPN.com) ($$$)

The signing of Mike Napoli was a good stopgap, but the search for a longtime first baseman continues. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

Michael Bourn is arguably the best free agent left on the market. Bryan Grosnick looks at the five most interesting landing spot for him. (Bryan Grosnick; Platoon Advantage)

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