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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Will Middlebrooks, James Shields

Today's links look at what made Mookie Betts the man he is today, how great it would be if Will Middlebrooks could start playing well and whether "Big Game" James Shields is worth the big bucks.

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What a wonderful world it would be if Will Middlebrooks could start playing well. (Ricky Doyle; NESN)

It's important to remember that being able to get James Shields is less important than whether it would be worth it. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

Speaking of which, what's the worst that could happen with Mookie Betts at second? (John Tomase; Boston Herald)

Because, after all Betts has been through, replacing Dustin Pedroia isn't much to worry about. (Jessica Camerato;

That our young pitchers continue to struggle as the sample size gets bigger? A little more worrisome. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Especially with Henry Owens struggling in Pawtucket. (James Dunne; Sox Prospects)

At least there's this Red Sox-Game of Thrones mash up from the fellows at the Fire Brand. You'll never guess who Joffrey is. (Brett Cowett; Fire Brand of the AL)