Daily Red Sox Links: Clay Buchholz, John Lackey, Will Middlebrooks

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Today's links include stories on Clay Buchholz's contract, John Lackey's 2014 season, and a look at one of Boston's newly acquired arms.

Rob Bradford explains how the contract Clay Buchholz signed in 2011 is helping the Red Sox this season. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)

John Lackey had a tremendous 2013 season, which was capped off with a win in Game 6 of the World Series. The question is, can he do it again in 2014? (Nick O'Malley; MassLive.com)

Ian Browne fielded some questions from fans, including one about the depth behind Will Middlebrooks. Stephen Drew and Grady Sizemore are also topics of discussion. (Ian Browne; MLB.com)

Shunsuke Watanabe, a 37-year-old reliever whom the Red Sox brought into minor-league camp this spring, is an interesting guy. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)

Offense will not be a problem for Boston this season despite the loss of free agents. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

That offense is one reason why the Yankees cannot match up with the Red Sox this season, as suggested by Chad Finn. (Chad Finn; Boston.com)

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