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Daily Red Sox Links: Rays, Jacoby Ellsbury, Will Middlebrooks

Today's links look at Boston's ALDS opponent, how the players who aren't going to be playing in the postseason are reacting, and an end-of-year ranking of the Red Sox's farm system.

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After last night's win over Cleveland last night, the Rays have earned the right to play the Red Sox in the ALDS. Unfortunately for the Red Sox, they seem to have the whole package. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Hunter Golden looks back and rates Ben Cherington's 2013. (Hunter Golden; Fire Brand of the AL)

Brandon Snyder will not be part of the playoff roster, but for him, it's always just been about the team. (Evan Drellich;

One of the most important parts of this high-scoring Boston lineup has been Jacoby Ellsbury's prowess on the basepaths. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Will Middlebrooks struggled to end the season. Is that going to mean less playing time for him in the playoffs? (Alex Speier;

There may be no better symbol of the Red Sox's return to prominence this year than Jon Lester, and he'll be kicking things off this postseason. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Matt Huegel ranks his top-40 for the Red Sox farm system. (Matt Huegel; Sox Prospects)

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