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Daily Red Sox Links: Rusney Castillo, Allen Craig, David Ortiz

Today's links look at how Boston's payroll is distributed, some new projections for the Red Sox, and an argument against banning the shift.

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The Red Sox will have a record payroll in 2015, but it's much more spread around than one may expect. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

There has been an nonstop flow of praise for Rusney Castillo this winter. (Jason Mastrodonato;

Yesterday, Dan Szymborski released the ZiPS projections for the Red Sox. (Carson Cistulli; Fangraphs)

Allen Craig is obviously coming off a very rough season, but Joe Kelly is confident he will turn it around this year. (Kyle Brasseur; ESPN Boston)

The Red Sox got some sad news yesterday, as team Hall of Famer Bill Monbouquette passed away on Monday. (Peter Abraham;

Ben Lindbergh argues against the possibility of Rob Manfred banning the defensive shift. (Ben Lindbergh; Grantland)

Of all the players who would benefit from the possible rule change, David Ortiz would have to be near the top of the list. (Jason Mastrodonato;

The Red Sox are counting on their number one pitcher emerging from their current group at some point during the season. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)