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Daily Red Sox Links: John Farrell, Jackie Bradley Jr., Bronson Arroyo

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The Daily Links bring you the best Red Sox and baseball related stories the internet has to offer. Today's links include stories about possible compensation for Farrell, how the team will fill the hole at first base, and some final grades.

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  • I don't know if you've heard, but the Red Sox may try to swipe John Farrell from the Blue Jays to fill their managerial void. Is there any precedent that could give us any hints as to how much they'd have to give up for their former pitching coach? (Alex Speier;
  • The Red Sox may choose to move Ellsbury this offseason, which would leave a void in center field. Scott Candage thinks Jackie Bradley may be ready to fill that void early in 2013, though that seems a bit early to me. (Scott Candage; Fire Brand of the AL)
  • The megadeal left the Red Sox left with a hole at first base, and it was filled with James Loney and Mauro Gomez. They'll likely be looking to upgrade that spot in the offseason. (Jeremy Lundblad; ESPN Boston)
  • Matt Klaassen took a look at how the catchers around the league ranked defensively this past season. You'll have the scroll pretty far to find the Red Sox's representatives. (Matt Klaassen; The Score)
  • If you've been paying attention to the playoffs, then you know that the Reds are still playing baseball, and they have a pitcher named Bronson Arroyo. That name sounds familiar for some reason. (Jim Donaldson; Providence Journal)
  • Speaking of the playoffs, you also may have heard that there is a new format that was introduced this year. Bill Parker's not on board. (Bill Parker; Platoon Advantage)
  • As someone who hopes to be a teacher in the near-future (terrifying, I know), I will need to learn to give out grades. Sean McAdam has already put this skill to work in the baseball world. (Slideshow) (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)
  • Jeff Sullivan looked at whether or not some teams had better luck with strikes being called against them in 2012. (Jeff Sullivan; Fangraphs)