Today's links look at how the bullpen is shaping up heading into the playoffs, what John Farrell is doing to set up the playoff rotation, and an x-factor on the basepaths.
This season has been incredible, and the Red Sox are heading to the playoffs, but they are still trying to figure out how to assemble the bullpen. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)
Yesterday, the Red Sox paid homage to one of their greats, erecting a statue in honor of Carl Yastrzemski. (Ron Chimelis; Masslive.com)
He may only be on the team for pinch running, but Quintin Berry can be a very big part of this team in the postseason. (Andre Khatchaturian; Fire Brand of the AL)
Another outfielder competing for one of the final playoff roster spots is Jackie Bradley, and he's making a great case. (Tony Lee; ESPN Boston)
The preparation of the starting pitchers for the postseason has begun, as John Farrell is juggling the rotation a bit for the coming week. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)
A big consequence of this year's turnaround has been the return of fans, some of whom left after the awfulness of the last two years. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)
The Red Sox announced their end of the year awards for their minor league system, which included a big shoutout to one Mookie Betts. (Jim Crowell; Sox Prospects)