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Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Mike Napoli, Joe Kelly

Today's links look at a possible Rick Porcello extension, a lot of players feeling confident about the new season, and saying goodbye to one of the best men in baseball history.

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As Rick Porcello enters his last season before free agency, should Boston try to extend him? (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

It may all be moot, though, as he's not ready to talk about an extension just yet. (Jason Mastrodonato;

Mike Napoli gave some pretty shocking details regarding his battle with sleep apnea and the surgery he had to fix it. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Joe Kelly is kind of confident heading into the season. (Rob Bradford;

It's that time of year when every player is feeling great and has nothing but optimism for the year ahead. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez are part of this, too. (Kyle Brasseur; ESPN Boston)

According to John Henry, the idea of the pitch clock is going to become a reality sooner rather than later. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

That's not the only change that could come in the early parts of Rob Manfred's tenure as commissioner, though. (David Brown; CBS Sports)

The baseball world got some terrible news over the weekend, as the legend Ernie Banks passed away. (Craig Calcaterra; Hardball Talk)