Daily Red Sox Links: Will Middlebrooks, David Ortiz, Clay Buchholz

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Today's links feature looks at Will Middlebrooks' silver linings, the Twins' past mistakes and Clay Buchholz's missing change-up.

At least Will Middlebrooks could find a silver lining in Thursday's game. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

And the Red Sox can think about how great of an idea it was to sign David Ortiz after he left the Minnesota Twins. (Alex Speier; WEEI)

But where has Clay Buchholz's change-up gone? (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

There are a few things you should probably know if you're just joining us following the end of hockey season. (Ricky Doyle; NESN)

For instance, did you know that the Red Sox are a "muddle of mediocrity"? (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

Or how much better (or worse) things were last year at this time? (Ben Shapiro; MassLive)

And, of course, most importantly, that the young players on the team right now are John Farrell's "guys"? (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

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