Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Garin Cecchini, Carlos Beltran

Jim Rogash

Today's links look at today's deadline to protect Rule 5 players, how AJ Pierzynski would fit with this team, and the tremendous starting pitching depth in Boston.

Today is the deadline for players to be protected from the Rule 5 draft, and the Red Sox have some decisions to make. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

AJ Pierzynski is a logical fallback plan for the Red Sox, but would he really fit in with this team? (Ron Chimelis; Masslive.com)

David Ortiz turned 38 this week, but he certainly hasn't shown his age. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

They say you can never have too much starting pitching, and the Red Sox are going to put that theory to the test in 2014. (Troy Patton; Yawkey Way Academy)

Boston has a good amount of young catching depth, but they'll have to look elsewhere for someone to carry the load next season. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

Hazing and bullying has become a hot topic in the NFL, and Gabe Kapler shares his experiences with it from his days in baseball. (Gabe Kapler; FOX Sports)

The Red Sox have had "serious dialogue" with Carlos Beltran, whatever that means. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

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