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Daily Red Sox Links: Mike Napoli, David Ross, Jackie Bradley

Today's links include stories on David Ross' feelings on home plate collisions, the team's lack of depth at third base, and how Stephen Drew will perform in Boston.


Mike Napoli hasn't even played a game yet, and he already has a history with this team. Finally, he's almost ready to make his debut. (Peter Abraham;

Free agent acquisition David Ross has had some experience with home plate collisions, but he doesn't feel like the rules regarding that should change. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

In last night's game, there was a major scare with the possibility of Will Middlebrooks being hurt for an extended period of time. The scare revealed a real lack of depth at third base. (Adam Berry;

The Reds will be moving Aroldis Chapman to the rotation this year after he dominated out of the bullpen, a transition Red Sox fans are all too familiar with. (Jay Jaffe; Sports Illustrated)

There has been some pretty crazy talk that Jackie Bradley will be ready for the major-league roster on Opening Day. While that's probably unrealistic, Alex Speier looks for a more likely arrival date. (Alex Speier;

After a long offseason, Spring Training is always an exciting time for baseball fans. However, it's important not to get too caught up in a player's performance this time of year. (Bill Baer; ESPN's Sweetspot Blog)

Hunter Golden provides some reasons to be excited about the Stephen Drew era in Boston. (Hunter Golden; Fire Brand of the AL)

Our own Matt Kory takes a look at quite possibly the worst team in baseball. (Matt Kory; Sports on Earth)