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Daily Red Sox Links: Yoenis Cespedes, Jackie Bradley, Xander Bogaerts

Today's links take a look at finding top-of-the-rotation pitching, Mookie Betts' development in center field, and Jon Lester's possible return.

Darren McCollester

Brian MacPherson looks at how difficult it can be to identify true ace-quality pitchers. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Yoenis Cespedes' offensive approach doesn't really fit with Boston's style, but they will let him swing away. (Jason Mastrodonato;

Despite having just been demoted to AAA, can Jackie Bradley still bring home the Gold Glove? (Mark Simon;

Bradley's replacement, Mookie Betts, is still adjusting to life in center field. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)

Why is Xander Bogaerts still in Boston despite his struggles being comparable to Bradley's? (Alex Speier;

And with this slump in mind, should our perspective on his skills change? (Alex Skillin; Fire Brand of the AL)

John Lackey gave away a pretty cool gift in exchange for a uniform number. (Steve Silva;

According to Jon Heyman's sources, a return to Boston for Jon Lester seems unlikely at the moment. (Craig Calcaterra; Hardball Talk)