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Today's prospect-laden edition of Daily Links includes stories on Xander Bogaerts' past, Bryce Brentz's power, Mike Napoli's contract, and more Bogaerts.
Bogaerts mentions a certain idol of his in Marshall's story. That idol is none other than Hanley Ramirez. How does the current Red Sox prospect stack up against the former one? (Ben Carsley; Fire Brand of the AL)
Tim Britton gives the people his opinion on what were the two best performances of 2012. I'll be honest, I was mildly surprised at his picks. For me, one of those honors should have been given to Justin Germano for his dominance against the Yankees. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)
Two Red Sox players believe what the fans think: the team needs pitching. But they do disclose that they feel optimistic over what Ben Cherington has achieved thus far this offseason. (Mike Giardi; CSNNE.com)
If for any reason you crave some opinions from Bobby Valentine this season (because we all know we didn't get enough last season), you're in luck. He's going to host his own talk show this year on NBC Sports. (Richard Deitsch; Sports Illustrated)