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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Jon Lester, Tom Menino

Today's links look (again) at the possibilities of picking Jon Lester back up, and David Ortiz remembers a friend in the late Mayor Menino.

Jim Rogash

Here's hoping that the "constructive conversation" Ben Cherington wants to have goes better than contract negotiations during the season went. (Jason Mastrodonato; MassLive)

And that, after this is all over, they get someone they are looking for. Whether it be Lester, James Shields or Andrew Miller. (Ricky Doyle; NESN)

Also, that they learn from their "idle October" ... (Alex Speier; WEEI)

... and understand that letting the young prospects develop into something is the best -- and "easiest" -- way to win titles. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

Prospects like those found at No. 14 and 13 on Sox Prospects countdown. (Sox Prospects)

And finally, Big Papi says goodbye to "a good man and a great friend".  (Sam Galanis; NESN)