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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Will Middlebrooks, Mike Carp

Today's links include thoughts on Xander Bogaerts' position among best prospects, how Will Middlebrooks can build on his performance from Sunday, and a moving Father's Day story.

Jim Rogash

It's a simply question with an elusive answer. Is Xander Bogaerts the best prospect in baseball? (Ben Carsley; Fire Brand of the AL)

This year has moved at an accelerated pace for one Will Middlebrooks, but he can look at Sunday as a performance to build on. (Evan Drellich;

Mike Carp's power is definitely showing, and it's obviously a huge surprise -- especially since he barely made the Red Sox roster out of spring. (Gordon Edes;

It was a special Father's Day for PawSox infielder Drew Sutton and his wife, as told in a beautiful, well-written piece by Tim Britton. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

John Tomase explains why Boston's rotation is in some need of reinforcements. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)

Coincidentally, Rob Bradford outlines why Boston's number one priority should be figuring out the rotation. (Rob Bradford;

The Red Sox gave Jack McGeary, a Newton, Mass. native, a second shot when they selected him in the minor-league phase of last season's Rule 5 draft. His "Road to Fenway" starts in Lowell. (Joshua Kummins; New England Baseball News)