Daily Red Sox Links: Jon Lester, Jackie Bradley, Xander Bogaerts

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sport

Today's links bring you stories on the potentially huge depth for next year's starting rotation, how coaches grow during a September playoff run, and awards for prospects in the Red Sox's farm system.

With the Red Sox ready to pick up Jon Lester's option for 2014, it puts them in a good position to make a deal this offseason. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

With Jacoby Ellsbury out for an unknown period of time, Jackie Bradley has an opportunity to show what he can do before potentially being handed a starting spot in 2014. (Adam Kaufman; Boston.com)

A lot of the talk this time of year is about how players grow during playoff runs. However, it is rarely mentioned that coaches do the same thing. (Evan Drellich; Masslive.com)

The team at Sox Prospects hands out their end of season awards. (Tim Healy; Sox Prospects)

With the Red Sox rolling through the early parts of September, we start to look at some potential playoff rosters. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

One member of the Red Sox family has already brought home a championship. (Craig Forde; Boston.com)

Brian Butterfield is the closest thing to a defensive mastermind on the Red Sox coaching staff, and he has been putting in some work with Xander Bogaerts. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

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