Daily Red Sox Links: Jon Lester, Henry Owens, Xander Bogaerts

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Today's links look at a big weakness for Boston's offense so far, A.J. Pierzynski's early impact on the pitching staff, and a little bit of a rotation shuffle.

If Jon Lester does leave this offseason, it'll be a lot easier said than done to replace him. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)

If the Red Sox are going to make a serious push this year, they're going to have to start improving against right-handed pitching. (Dave D'Onofrio; Boston.com)

Chris Mellen watched Henry Owens pitch his last time out there. (Chris Mellen; Baseball Prospectus)

A.J. Pierzynski is already making an impact with the pitching staff, forcing them to move more quickly when their on the mound. (Jason Mastrodonato; Masslive.com)

Xander Bogaerts finally got to experience some warm weather in Texas, and can't wait until those are the temperatures that are here to stay. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

The Red Sox moved the rotation around a bit yesterday to allow Jake Peavy to face Detroit this weekend rather than Felix Doubront. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

In his post yesterday, Ken Rosenthal featured some of the infielders making their way through Boston's farm system. (Ken Rosenthal; FOX Sports)

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