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Daily Red Sox Links: Mike Napoli, John Farrell, Devin Marrero

Today's links include stories on John Farrell's return, the Red Sox farm system, and a surprising addition to the list of Spring Training invitees.

Ezra Shaw

The offseason is long for everybody, but it's been an especially long winter for Mike Napoli. At this point, he's just ready to get back on the field. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

With the addition of new manager John Farrell, the Red Sox hope to put 2012 behind them and start anew in 2013. (Peter Abraham;

With Spring Training right around the corner, Gordon Edes gives us a primer to get us ready. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Grant Brisbee outlines five different types of players who carry some extra risk when handing them long-term extensions. (Grant Brisbee; Baseball Nation)

Keith Law recently ranked the Red Sox farm system as the 17th best in baseball. Here, he explains why. (Alex Speier;

Our own Marc Normandin discusses the risk surrounding the possible seven-year extension offered to Felix Hernandez. (Marc Normandin; Sports on Earth)

Scott Lauber hopes that a reconnection with John Farrell can get Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz and Daniel Bard back to their previous levels of performance. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

In a surprising move, it seems that last year's first round pick Deven Marrero will be at big-league camp this year. (Terrance Payne;