Daily Red Sox Links: Jon Lester, Blake Swihart, Clay Buchholz

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Today's links look at a potential contract extension for Jon Lester, Xander Bogaerts' trip back home, and a big year ahead for Garin Cecchini.

Look at the changing landscape of the league, the Red Sox may be smart to keep Lester around while they can. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

More from Brian, as he projects what a Lester extension could look like. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Ryan Lavarnway is still being considered a catcher by the team, despite there not really being a place for him on the roster. (Jason Mastrodonato; Masslive.com)

It almost feels as if people forget just how good of a pitcher Clay Buchholz can be. (Dan Corrado; Talkin Sox With Dan)

In an interesting dynamic, Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart worked together during the Rookie Development Program, despite fighting for the same future job. (Kyle Brasseur; ESPN Boston)

Xander Bogaerts hasn't even had his official rookie season, and he's already a hero back home in Aruba. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Garin Cecchini had a huge 2013 season, and is looking forward to continuing his climb to the majors this coming season. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Blake Swihart isn't your typical catching prospect. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

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