Today's links include stories on why Clay Buchholz won't be rushed, how inevitable were Will Middlebrooks' struggles, and who's the second-most valuable Red Sox?
Clay Buchholz is in no rush to return to the Sox, but for good reason since he still feels some lingering pain. He's due for a minor-league rehab start, by the way. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)
Will Middlebrooks has struggled mightily in his season go-around at the big league level, but should we have seen it coming? (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)
Garin Cecchini is carrying the same success he had in Salem to Portland, where he recently made his Double-A debut. (Jon Meoli; SoxProspects)
Ben Carsley tries to answer a simple-yet-complex question. Who's the second-most valuable player on the Red Sox? (Ben Carsley; Fire Brand of the AL)
John Tomase outlines everything you should expect this summer when it comes to the Red Sox, who are now the main focus with the Bruins' loss to the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)
Red Sox wives are hosting a book drive. (Peter Abraham; Boston.com)
Our good friends in Tampa are likely staying put in Tropicana Field for the next 14 years. (Craig Calcaterra; Hardball Talk)