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Today's links include stories including how Jose Iglesias continues to try to improve his offense, the team's strides towards better run prevention, and some early season injuries.
We all know about Jose Iglesias' offensive shortcomings, and to overcome them he has always tried to shift things to see better results. This year, he's going to try to stay the course with his approach. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)
Over at Fangraphs, Mark Smith runs through the farm systems for the teams of the AL East. (Mark Smith; Fangraphs)
Robinson Cano was never a particularly highly-regarded prospect, but Matt Kory goes over why he can help us project future stars with similar minor league track records. (Matt Kory; Baseball Prospectus) ($$$)
Sean McAdam runs through four players who may miss some time for the Red Sox to start the year, and how the team may compensate for their respective absences. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)
Many fans have been complaining about players in the World Baseball Classic not really caring about their team's results, but don't tell that to the Dominican squad. (Gwen Knapp; Sports on Earth)
The starting rotation has been a negative for this team the past couple of seasons, but Jayson Stark believes it may be starting to head in the right direction. (Jayson Stark; ESPN.com)