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Daily Red Sox Links: Jose Iglesias Jonny Gomes, Jon Lester

Today's post-St.Patrick's Day edition includes stories on Jose Iglesias making the 25-man, baseball's past and how it impacts Jonny Gomes, and escaping jams.


The health of Stephen Drew has drastically opened the door for defensive wiz Jose Iglesias. (Rob Bradford;

Speaking of Drew, John Farrell indicated that the 30-year-old's status for Opening Day is in question. (Peter Abraham;

Jonny Gomes appreciates the history of his sport, and that history is always with him. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

This spring has had more importance for Jon Lester than any other player in the organization, and it couldn't have come at a better time. (Steve Lauber; Boston Herald)

What's Daily Links without Jackie Bradley!? Farrell finally acknowledges that Bradley is indeed in the mix for Opening Day. (Gordon Edes;

Friday, I brought you an article discussing those teams that squandered the most opportunities in 2012. Well, here's one about escaping jams. (Gary Marby; Nuggetpalooza)

Nick Cafardo ranks all 30 major-league managers, and Farrell cracks the list a few notches below where this writer expected. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe) ($$$)