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Daily Red Sox Links: Dustin Pedroia, Daniel Nava, Xander Bogaerts

Your Red Sox are one win away from returning to the World Series for the first time since 2007. Now read some stories that were written prior to Boston's Game Five victory.

Mike Ehrmann

Dustin Pedroia wants to do everything he can for his team, as said by his manager. Big, if true. (Gordon Edes;

Another addition to "The Book of Nava:" Daniel Nava, forgotten semi-star as told by one of our SB Nation colleagues. (Rob Neyer; Baseball Nation)

Xander Bogaerts could very well become the 2013 version of Jacoby Ellsbury, much to the excitement of Red Sox fans everywhere. (Rob Bradford;

Bogaerts' insertion into Thursday's lineup commenced a new era in Boston. Let's call it "The Age of Xander." (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Will Middlebrooks wasn't pleased about his benching on Thursday. (Alex Speier;

Mike Napoli wasn't worried about the Jose Dariel Abreu rumors prior to Game Five, and he shouldn't be worried now as the Cuban slugger has reportedly signed with the Chicago White Sox. (Evan Drellich;

As we've done since they started the series, here's Top 40 Season in Review from Thursday. (Alex Skillin;

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