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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, James Shields, Torey Lovullo

Today's links look at David Ortiz's new part-time gig, whether James Shields or Jon Lester is the best candidate for "new Red Sox ace" and what Torey Lovullo might be doing in Minnesota.

Patrick Smith

If David Ortiz is half as good as Pedro has been, his stint as an analyst on FOX for the World Series will be worth watching. (Boston Herald)

It's also probably time to start preparing for Big Papi's eventual departure. And that is in no way depressing. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

In a battle of nicknames, "Big Game James" Shields is head and shoulders above Jon Lester, but what about in terms of long-term value as a free agent? (Ricky Doyle; NESN)

If it seems like every day there is a new story about Torey Lovullo, it's Baader-Meinhof playing with your head. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

The 34th and 33rd best prospects in the Red Sox system are.... (Sox Prospects)

Yet another "Why the Red Sox should follow what the Royals are doing" column. (Alex Speier; WEEI)

And finally, one "Why the Red Sox can't follow what the Royals are doing" column. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)