Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Xander Bogaerts, Bruce Crabbe

Gail Oskin

Today's links look at the David Ortiz contract situation, the outfield and starting rotation heading into 2014, and how evaluators see Masahiro Tanaka's season going.

Is it possible that, given the position he plays, David Ortiz has become underrated? (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

The Red Sox rotation should be solid this year, and there is a ton of depth, but it isn't a unit without question marks. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Speaking of solid units, Boston's outfield should be pretty strong in 2014 as well. (Ian Browne; RedSox.com)

It's been a long time since Xander Bogaerts has hit a rough patch on the baseball field. What will happen if he slumps this year? (Jason Mastrodonato; Masslive.com)

Consider John Tomase among those who believes David Ortiz is worth the price of an extension. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)

Bruce Crabbe will be helping out with Pawtucket's defense this year, and he is giving a preview on what will be his focus in 2014. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Lance Berkman, one of the best and most consistent hitters of the last decade, has decided to end his professional baseball career. (Aaron Gleeman; Hardball Talk)

How good will Masahiro Tanaka be in his first year in the United States? (Ben Lindbergh; Baseball Prospectus)

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