Today's links include John Farrell beginning to prepare for the All-Star Game, David Ortiz's theory for the Cubs futility, and the need to extend Jon Lester.
As the calendar turns to July, it's time for John Farrell to start considering who he will select for his All-Star Game roster. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)
In his notebook, Scott Lauber includes the fact that Shane Victorino isn't coming back any time soon. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)
The Red Sox lost last night, but Clay Buchholz took another step in the right direction. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive.com)
David Ortiz has an interesting theory on why the Cubs are mired in such a long stretch of losing. (Jesse Rogers; ESPN Boston)
At this point in the season, Boston can no longer afford to keep running in place. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)
The Red Sox need to do everything the can to extend Jon Lester before he gets even more expensive. (Chad Finn; Boston.com)
Included in this list of pitchers likely to be dealt before the trade deadline is one Jake Peavy. (Jay Jaffe; SI.com)