Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Stephen Drew, Masahiro Tanaka

Gail Oskin

Today's links bring you stories including realistic expectations for Xander Bogaerts, the importance of depth in your starting rotation, and how the other teams in the division are looking right now.

The massive amount of potential possessed by Xander Bogaerts is obvious. What are realistic expectations for him in 2014, though? (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

It never really seemed like a real possibility, but reports are confirming that the Red Sox will not be realistic contenders for the services of Masahiro Tanaka. (Jason Matrodonato; Masslive.com)

Consider Gordon Edes among those in favor of bringing Stephen Drew back. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Speaking of the free agent shortstop, it still seems as if the Mets are lukewarm on him. (Mike Axisa; CBS Eye on Baseball)

Jeff Sullivan looks at the importance of having starting pitch depth, something the Red Sox have the luxury of owning at the moment. (Jeff Sullivan; Fangraphs)

John Tomase checks in on the state of the AL East at this point in the offseason. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)

According to reports, the Red Sox have looked into trading for Chris Denorfia for outfield depth. (Drew Silva; Hardball Talk)

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