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Daily Red Sox Links: Daniel Bard, Allen Webster, Craig Breslow

Today's edition includes stories on the continual optimism from Daniel Bard, Craig Breslow's status for Opening Day, and Red Sox pitchers remembering their MLB debuts.

Daniel Bard continues to display optimism this spring, and rightfully so, as the reliever-turned-starter-turned-reliever topped out at 97 mph and struck out three against the Minnesota Twins yesterday. (Rob Bradford;

One talent evaluator says Clay Buchholz is the pitcher who features secondary offerings akin to 24-year-old Allen Webster. (Alex Speier;

At this juncture, John Farrell believes left-handed reliever Craig Breslow will begin the season on the disabled list. (Peter Abraham;

If Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz need any encouragement during their bounce-back efforts this season, they need not look no further than Ryan Dempster, who has experience in the bounce-back department. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Pitchers seldom recollect their memories on their MLB debuts, as that's something hitters usually do, but a few Red Sox pitchers shared their debut stories with John Tomase. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)

Chad Finn gives his take on various sources' stat projections for the Red Sox. (Chad Finn;

It's just spring training, but you have to like what you've seen from the top three guys in the Sox rotation. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

Here's an interesting review of Will Middlebrooks' 2012 campaign. (Gary Marbry; Nuggetpalooza)