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Daily Red Sox Links: Shane Victorino, Yoan Moncada, Burke Badenhop

Today's links look at the Red Sox's record payroll, Daniel Bard's attempt at a return, and a huge trade by a division rival.

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Assuming nothing crazy happens between now and Opening Day, this looks like it'll be the most expensive Red Sox team ever. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Jason Mastrodonato compares some past Opening Day lineups to how the offense ranked at the end of the season. (Jason Mastrodonato;

Boston likely isn't done, though, as the bullpen could still use some work. Burke Badenhop is an option, among others. (Rob Bradford;

As part of his Sunday Notes, Nick Cafardo provides an update on Daniel Bard. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

The Red Sox and Yankees are reportedly heavy favorites for Yoan Moncada. (Craig Calcaterra; Hardball Talk)

Shane Victorino continues to insist that you should not sleep on him. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

This year's rookie development program is highlighted by two guys who should be part of the starting outfield. (Nick Rabasco; Sox Prospects)

The team has announced its minor-league coaching staff. (Kyle Brasseur; ESPN Boston)

They also signed a couple of players to minor-league deals over the weekend. (Drew Silva; Hardball Talk)

The Rays continued to rebuild their team by trading Ben Zobrist over the weekend. (Mike Axisa; CBS Sports)

If I'm Ryan Lavarnway I just shut my phone off for a month and have my agent tell me where to report for spring training. (Jeff Todd; MLB Trade Rumors)