Daily Red Sox Links: A.J. Pierzynski, Jacoby Ellsbury, John Lackey

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Today's links features a handful of stories on the newly acquired A.J. Pierzynski, the departure of Jacoby Ellsbury, and 2014 predictions.

Alex Speier pits Red Sox newcomer A.J. Pierzynski against former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who signed with the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

It's clear why Boston signed Pierzynski, the soon-to-be 37-year-old. He bridges the gap to Boston's catching future. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

There's a perception that Pierzynski is a bad clubhouse guy with a questionable personality, but he'll win over Red Sox fans. (Chad Finn; Boston.com)

As you've definitely heard, Jacoby Ellsbury signed with the Yankees on Tuesday night. That's actually good news for Red Sox fans. (Adam Kaufman; Boston.com)

There's one former Red Sox who can relate to Ellsbury move to New York, and I bet you can guess who it is. (Ian Browne; Brownie Points)

Amid the December 3 craziness that was the MLB offseason, John Lackey won an award for overcoming adversity. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Boston is set at second base for the next seven years, but how's the depth at the position looking in 2014? (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Here are the 2014 ZiPs Projections for the Red Sox. (Carson Cistulli; FanGraphs)

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