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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Blake Swihart, Max Scherzer

Today's links take a look at how the Red Sox have dealt with their prospects in the past, their Rookie Development Program, and whether or not they should have been in on Max Scherzer.

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The long-term catching situation in Boston is a little murky at the moment, but Blake Swihart is ready for his MLB debut whenever and wherever it comes. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Looking back at the team's recent history, they've had a tendency to sell low on their top prospects. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

One prospect they've held on to to this point has been Mookie Betts, who will stick with what has worked as he tries to win an everyday role with the 2015 team. (Craig Forde;

Betts will be among those at the Rookie Development Program, as the Red Sox aim to ease their prospects' adjustment to major-league ball. (Katie Morrison; Sox Prospects)

Max Scherzer could be close to signing with Washington (maybe he will have already done so by the time this publishes), and that could open up some trade possibilities for the Red Sox. (Edward Creech; MLB Trade Rumors)

Should the Red Sox have been more aggressive in the Scherzer sweepstakes? (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

Over the weekend, Boston avoided arbitration with two of their key eligible players. (John Tomase;

They also signed a minor-league deal with the key to their 2013 World Series run. (Bill Baer; Hardball Talk)

As Boston looks to win the 2024 Olympic run, Red Sox ownership has OK'd a long road trip in the event the city does host. (Mike Axisa; CBS Sports)