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Daily Red Sox Links: Masahiro Tanaka, Rubby De La Rosa, Mookie Betts

Today's links include a case for the Red Sox to sign Masahiro Tanaka, some of the big gains made by the farm system this season, and Alex Rodriguez's suspension.

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It doesn't seem like it at first, but the Red Sox would be smart to make a real play for Masahiro Tanaka. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Rubby De La Rosa has been working hard with a former Red Sox pitcher who was pretty decent in his prime, and could be poised for his breakout season in 2014. (Kyle Brasseur; ESPN Boston)

Fans seem to be more and more wary of big contracts, but the fact is, teams that spend big are still more likely to win. (Ben Shapiro; Masslive.com)

Mookie Betts reflects on his breakout 2013 season. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

Alex Rodriguez had a somewhat noteworthy weekend. (Peter Abrham; Boston.com)

Scott Lauber says the Rodriguez suspension is great news for the Yankees. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

One of the best developments for Boston's future was the rise of Blake Swihart. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

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