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Daily Red Sox Links: Jose Iglesias, Mike Napoli, John Farrell

Today's links look at the Red Sox's depth at shortstop, some players who could surprise people this coming season, and the possible re-emergence of Daniel Bard.


Jose Iglesias has been a fixture in the Red Sox farm system for a few years now, but with the talent in the organization at short stop right now, 2013 might be his last chance to stick in Boston. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

While Mike Napoli has played first base in his career, he's never done it full-time. Brian Butterfield will be in charge of helping him deal with this adjustment. (Rob Bradford;

Every year, there are a few players who surprise everyone with their performance. Scott Lauber goes over a few candidates for the Red Sox in 2013. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Cee Angie discusses the decline of the value held by baseball cards. (Cee Angi; Baseball Nation)

There's a lot of pressure on John Farrell to solve the team's problems, but just how much of an impact can he truly have? (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Selena Roberts looks at Alex Rodriguez's contract, and the risk taken by the Yankees when they signed it. (Selena Roberts; Sports on Earth)

The Red Sox bullpen could be a real force this coming season, and the re-emergence of Daniel Bard would be a big step in that direction. (Alex Speier;

Kevin Millwood, a member of those great Braves teams in the late-90's/early-00's, and also almost a former Red Sock, announced his retirement over the weekend. (Dayn Perry; CBS Eye On Baseball)