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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Garin Cecchini, Mike Carp

Today's links look at the nobility of Ryan Dempster's exit, Xander Bogaerts' adjustment to life as a big leaguer, and Stephen Drew's thoughts and feelings about the compensation rules.

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David Ortiz is in a unique situation, and there aren't a ton of precedents for contract extensions like the one he is looking for. (Alex Speier;

So far in camp, Garin Cecchini has made a great impression on people throughout the organization. (Jason Mastrodonato;

Josh Cookson commends the manner in which Ryan Dempster left the team. (Josh Cookson; Fire Brand of the AL)

It looks like Mike Carp will try out some third base this spring. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Despite his reputation, it won't be surprising to see many Red Sox fans fall in love with AJ Pierzynski eventually. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Xander Bogaerts has shown the ability to play in the majors, but he's still going to have to adjust to the major-league lifestyle. (Steve Buckley; Boston Herald)

Stephen Drew isn't thrilled about the compensation rules. (Matt Pepin;

Speaking of Drew, he and a few other of the free agents tied down by the compensatory system may elect to wait until June to sign. (Ken Rosenthal; FOX Sports)

We have another traitor on our hands! Andrew Bailey agreed to a minor-league deal with the Yankees over the weekend. (Jim Leary; Sox Space)