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Daily Red Sox Links: Rubby De La Rosa, John Lackey, Jon Lester

Today's links include stories on Rubby De La Rosa's development, Jon Lester's trail back to prominence, and some positives and negatives from the beginning of Spring Training.

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Rubby De La Rosa has been getting a lot of work in with Pedro Martinez, who believes the young right hander is ready for big things. (Rob Bradford;

John Lackey got the start in the team's Grapefruit League opener on Saturday, marking the first step what he's hopeful will be a bounce-back 2013. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Jon Lester has gone through some tough times over the past couple of years, but he's making strives to get back to his 2010-level of performance. (Nick Cafardo;

Ben Lindbergh looks at ten players who are projected by PECOTA to improve their 2012 performances, two of whom are on the Red Sox. (Ben Lindbergh; ($$$)

We're only a couple of weeks into Spring Training, but Steve Buckely already sees some things that he likes, and some things others that he's not so happy about. (Steve Buckley; Boston Herald)

The Yankees have had a lot of negativity surrounding them since they were ousted from the playoffs last fall, and they suffered a blow to their lineup yesterday. (Drew Silva; Hardball Talk)

Jeff Greer has some takeaways on yesterday's 5-3 win over St. Louis, Boston's first victory of the spring. (Jeff Greer; ESPN Boston)

It was a busy offseason around baseball, and Grant Brisbee outlines the ten best moves made around the league. (Grant Brisbee; Baseball Nation)