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Today's links include stories on the Red Sox minor-league depth up the middle, a reliever who has impressed coaches this spring, and the two keys to the season.
Mike Andrews from Sox Prospects looks at the depth in the middle-infield in the team's farm system. (Mike Andrews; ESPN Boston)
With Brian Butterfield in two, look for Boston to employ some new defensive shifts this season. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)
Chris St. John gives a great analysis on when to give up on prospects who have never seemed to meet their expectations. (Chris St. John; Beyond the Boxscore)
Daisuke Matsuzaka is in Indians' camp this spring trying to keep his major-league career going. However, the club told him yesterday that he wouldn't start the season on the 25-man roster. (Aaron Gleeman; Hardball Talk)
There has been talk that MLB may look to take disciplinary action against players implicated in the Biogenesis scandal, so Jon Bernhardt wonders how much the league can actually do here. (Jon Bernhardt; Sports on Earth)