Daily Red Sox Links: Masahiro Tanaka, Rubby De La Rosa, Mookie Betts

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Today's links include a case for the Red Sox to sign Masahiro Tanaka, some of the big gains made by the farm system this season, and Alex Rodriguez's suspension.

It doesn't seem like it at first, but the Red Sox would be smart to make a real play for Masahiro Tanaka. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Rubby De La Rosa has been working hard with a former Red Sox pitcher who was pretty decent in his prime, and could be poised for his breakout season in 2014. (Kyle Brasseur; ESPN Boston)

Fans seem to be more and more wary of big contracts, but the fact is, teams that spend big are still more likely to win. (Ben Shapiro; Masslive.com)

Mookie Betts reflects on his breakout 2013 season. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

Alex Rodriguez had a somewhat noteworthy weekend. (Peter Abrham; Boston.com)

Scott Lauber says the Rodriguez suspension is great news for the Yankees. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

One of the best developments for Boston's future was the rise of Blake Swihart. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

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