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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, Mariano Rivera Jr.

Today's pre-blizzard edition of Daily Links brings you stories on two 21-year-old middle infielders, an interesting take on instant replay, and Mariano Rivera's son (seriously).

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Former PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina had some things to say about Xander Bogaerts and Will Middlebrooks, two players the new Angels' third base coach had close ties to during his time in Boston's system. (Alex Speier;

To nobody's surprise, Mookie Betts was named one of the top second baseman prospects in baseball. (

Get this: a Red Sox scout got to watch Mariano Rivera's son, Mariano Rivera Jr (naturally), pitch this weekend. (Ron Chimelis; continues to bring us updates on Red Sox minor-leaguers and prospects who are playing in Winter Leagues. (Jim Crowell;

If instant replay was available during the 2013 season, here are a few Red Sox plays that most likely would've been overturned. (Ricky Doyle;

You can never have enough Masahiro Tanaka! Here's a scouting report on the Japanese phenom, with GIFS! (Ben Badler; Baseball America)

Gordon Edes really wants Spring Training to start, evidently. (Gordon Edes;

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