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Daily Red Sox Links: Jon Lester, John Farrell, Jacoby Ellsbury

Today's links include stories on Jon Lester's potential free agency, the revamped roster as it gets set to start the season, and a misperception surrounding Jacoby Ellsbury.


At the end of last week, Justin Verlander signed a huge extension that will keep him in Detroit for some time. It made Jon Lester look into his future. (Rob Bradford;

The day is finally here, and the time for the team to show they've rebuilt themselves starts today. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

The guys from Sox Prospects run down the outfielders in Boston's farm system, plus one player in today's lineup who you may have heard of. (Mike Andrews; ESPN Boston)

Between Jackie Bradley and Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox have two solid options for center field. Grant Brisbee thinks the league might be in the midst of a golden age for that position. (Grant Brisbee; Baseball Nation)

The Boston sports scene has been led by an impressive group of championship-winning coaches, and Steve Buckley wonders if John Farrell will join that group. (Steve Buckley; Boston Herald)

Jonathan Bernhardt runs through some of his predictions for the entire league. (Jonathan Bernhardt; Sports on Earth)

Over the past few years, Jacoby Ellsbury has unfortunately been deemed "soft" by a lot of the fans, which Alex Speier points out is a misperception. (Alex Speier;