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Daily Red Sox Links: Mike Carp, Ryan Dempster, Mike Napoli

Today's links include stories on the Mike Carp acquisition, Shane Victorino, and some of the newly created competition in Boston's camp.

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Alex Speier has a full breakdown of the Mike Carp trade. (Alex Speier;

Ryan Dempster is the eldest pitcher on a staff full of veterans, but he doesn't necessarily like to look at it that way. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Shane Victorino has been one of the more controversial signings of the offseason for the Red Sox. Hunter Golden shines some optimism on the move. (Hunter Golden; Fire Brand of the AL)

There have been some stalls in the contract negotiations between Robinson Cano and the Yankees, but Grant Brisbee still thinks they'll eventually agree on a deal. (Grant Brisbee; Baseball Nation)

Though most of the talk surrounding Mike Napoli has been about his hips, he still brings a lot of value to this lineup. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Sam Miller looks at how the teams in the American League fixed their biggest holes from 2012. (Sam Miller; Baseball Prospectus) ($$$$)

Lyle Overbay isn't overly concerned about the acquisition of Carp. (Mike Petraglia;

The scandal surrounding the Biogenesis clinic has been a huge story around baseball of late, and five more names were found in their records. (Drew Silva; Hardball Talk)