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Daily Red Sox Links: Stephen Drew, Adam LaRoche, Daniel Bard

Today's links include stories on Stephen Drew, the Mike Napoli situation, and more discussion on the Hall of Fame ballot.

Thearon W. Henderson

Unfortunately, there are fans who will never be able to look beyond Stephen Drew being brothers with our old friend J.D. Stephen isn't worried about the comparison, or his upcoming season in Boston. (Providence Journal; Tim Britton)

There has been a lot of speculation flying around with the ongoing negotiations with Mike Napoli. It seems the reports of the team's interest in Adam LaRoche may have been a bit overblown. (Drew Silva; Hardball Talk)

With the acquisitions of Koji Uehara and Joel Hanrahan, a lot of talk has been about the potential pecking order in the bullpen next year. Daniel Bard is a name that hasn't come up too much in those discussions. (Rob Bradford;

Brad Johnson writes an open letter from the Houston Astros to the remaining free agents, presenting them an opportunity for them to sign with the AL's newest team. (Brad Johnson; Hardball Times)

Scott Lauber walks us through the Red Sox's process to put last year's horrors behind them. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

With the Hall of Fame debates in raging force during this dead period of the MLB offseason, Joe Posnanski pits Jack Morris and Curt Schilling against one another. (Joe Posnanski; Joe Blog)

Bill Baer presents an interesting comparison between Cole Hamels and Zack Greinke. (Bill Baer; ESPN's Sweetspot Blog)

Can Stephen Drew provide a solid presence at a position that has sorely lacked just that over the past few years. (Ron Chimelis;