Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Mike Napoli

Jim Rogash

Today's version of the Daily Links looks into the team's recent struggles, the hard work of the catcher, and whether or not Boston should've kept Jonathan Papelbon.

Because of a horrible Dan Shaughnessy article, there has been some bad publicity around David Ortiz, despite a great start. Michael Pina warns against expecting him to keep this pace throughout the whole season. (Michael Pina; Fire Brand of the AL)

After getting off to a torrid start in April, the Red Sox have been bad in just about every facet of the game to start the month of May. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Jarrod Saltalamacchia hasn't been great at the plate this season, but he's been putting a lot of work in to improve that area of his game. (Julian Benbow; Boston.com)

Grant Brisbee takes a look at five interesting scouting reports of current players from before they were drafted. (Grant Brisbee; Baseball Nation)

The offense has been a big reason for the team's recent struggles, and Mike Napoli and Ortiz have been a part of the problem. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

Back in the middle of the last decade, Scott Kazmir was a top pitcher in the game for Tampa Bay, and now in 2013 he is looking like his old self again. (Dave Cameron; Fangraphs)

With Hanrahan now being done for the season, the Red Sox's closer role is a bit questionable now. Should the Red Sox have kept Jonathan Papelbon? (Ron Borges; Boston Herald)

Though people were predicting horrible things for the Yankees this season, they've looked very good to start the year. David Schoenfield says they aren't going anywhere, either. (David Schoenfield; ESPN.com)

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