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Daily Red Sox Links: Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Adrian Beltre

The Daily Links bring you the best Red Sox and baseball related articles from across the internet. Today's edition includes stories on the starting pitching free agent market, the start of the GM meetings, and an interview with Dustin Pedroia.


Starting pitching is likely the Red Sox's biggest target this offseason, so let's take a look at some of the more intriguing names on that list. (Hunter Golden; Fire Brand of the AL)

For pretty much my whole life as a baseball fan, the Red Sox have possessed an elite offense. If you watched them at all last September, you know that was far from the case post-megadeal. They have some work to do to get back to that level. (Alex Speier;

One of the reasons the Red Sox needed to make the Punto deal was to shed money gotten from bad long-term contracts. Mike Axisa points out some free agents who could provide real value on one-year deals. (Mike Axisa; Fangraphs)

Our own Matt Kory looks at Adrian Beltre's candidacy for AL MVP as only he can. Plus, there's .gifs! (Matt Kory; Baseball Prospectus)

The offseason has already gotten underway, but with the GM Meetings coming up, it'll start for real for Ben Cherington. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Dustin Pedroia has some thoughts on Bobby Valentine. (

So Johnny Damon will be playing in the World Baseball Classic, and he'll be playing for Thailand. Raise your hand if you had no idea Damon's mother was Thai. (Aaron Gleeman; Hardball Talk)

Over at Sports on Earth, they've been running a division-by-division hot stove preview. Here's the AL West's version. (Jonathan Bernhardt; Sports on Earth)