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Daily Red Sox Links: Mike Napoli, Anthony Ranaudo, Stan Musial

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Today's edition includes stories on Anthony Ranaudo, the Red Sox's farm system as a whole, and a connection between the Lance Armstrong situation and baseball.

Jeff Gross

Though last year was a good one for the Red Sox farm system overall, one guy who struggled was Anthony Ranaudo. He's not a lost prospect yet, though. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

After a seemingly never-ending negotiation, Mike Napoli and the Sox finally agreed to a contract. Mike Lowell talks about playing with a hip injury like Napoli's. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)

The baseball world got some sad news over the weekend, as former great Stan Musial passed away. (Russell Steinberg; Baseball Nation)

Boston's farm system needs to have another big year in 2013, as the prospects hold the key to the team's future. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Over at Fangraphs, Dave Cameron explores just how damaging it is if a team consistently struggles on offense. (Dave Cameron; Fangraphs)

One of the biggest stories in the sports world last week was Lance Armstrong finally admitting he wasn't clean during his cycling career. Dan Lependorf wonders if baseball could learn anything from all of this. (Dan Lependorf; Hardball Times)

Buster Olney ranks the best rotations in the history of baseball. (Buster Olney; ESPN.com) ($$$)

Arguably the second-best position player free agent Michael Bourn is still looking for suitors this offseason. (Matthew Pouliot; Hardball Talk)