Daily Red Sox Links: Jon Lester, Xander Bogaerts, Manny Ramirez

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Today's links look at some parallels between this season and 2005, Jon Lester's future in Boston, and the injury excuse.

With yesterday's ceremony honoring the 2004 team, it's reasonable to compare this year's team to that of 2005. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Jon Lester can relate to the extreme struggles Clay Buchholz is going through. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

While the Red Sox have certainly suffered through their share of injuries this year, other teams have been able to work through injuries of their own. (Ben Shapiro; Masslive.com)

It was surprising that Manny Ramirez got a coaching job, from Theo Epstein no less. But it was a good move for the Cubs, says Chad Finn. (Chad Finn; Boston.com)

In this series between Boston and Atlanta, two of the game's premiere young shortstops are pitted against each other in Xander Bogaerts and Andrelton Simmons. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)

Players on the Red Sox are letting it be known that they want Jon Lester to stick around for the long-term. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)

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