Jacoby Ellsbury appears to be optimistic about his return from his foot fracture. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)
Felix Doubront shouldn't feel optimistic about his chances of making the postseason roster, as it seems he has pitched himself out of those plans. (Evan Drellich; MassLive.com)
Clay Buchholz is scheduled to pitch in an intrasquad game on Wednesday, which is further indication that Jon Lester and John Lackey will pitch the first two games of the ALDS. (Gordon Edes; ESPNBoston.com)
Tim Britton comprehensively projects the ALDS pitching matchups. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)
What does home field advantage mean for the Red Sox? (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)
Some of Boston's coaches could draw interest from teams in pursuit of new managers, but their focus is solely on the Red Sox. (Evan Drellich; MassLive.com)
Gordon Edes lists some notable achievements that the Red Sox accomplished this season. (Gordon Edes; ESPNBoston.com)
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