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Daily Red Sox Links: James Shields, Rick Porcello, Ryan Hanigan

Today's links look at how the Red Sox can improve the rotation, whether they'll even make additions there, and a new team in on Cole Hamels.

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Unsurprisingly, the Red Sox are firmly in the mix for James Shields. (Bill Baer; Hardball Talk)

It's still possible they will keep their rotation as-is, though, and only make additions to the bullpen. (Jason Mastrodonato;

Could Boston look to add another cheap, high-upside starter rather than go big? (Harry Burnham; Fire Brand of the AL)

Rick Porcello was introduced on Friday, and he is excited to be here. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Ryan Hanigan is also pumped to be playing in Boston, and to be back in his home state. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

It looks like the Red Sox have a new competitor in the Cole Hamels sweepstakes. (Chris Cotillo; MLB Daily Dish)

Among the questions answered in Chad Finn's mailbag, he looks back on the Will Middlebrooks era. (Chad Finn;