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Daily Red Sox Links: Robbie Ross, Allen Craig, Xander Bogaerts

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Today's links include stories on how the projection systems are ranking the Red Sox, whether or not teams really need an ace, and Don Orsillo receiving a major award.

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Alex Speier takes a look at the Robbie Ross trade. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Over at Fangraphs, Jeff Sullivan has an interesting take on why there's reason to expect a rebound from Ross in 2015. (Jeff Sullivan; Fangraphs)

With the trade, Boston continued it's complete rebuild of its pitching staff. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

How do the projection systems feel about the 2015 Red Sox? (Alex Skillin; Fire Brand of the AL)

They still haven't acquired an ace, though, and Juan Nieves has some thoughts on the potential need for one. (Rob Bradford;

Allen Craig could also be involved in a deal this winter, and the team has a tough task on its hands with how to value him. (Jason Mastrodonato;

Xander Bogaerts is all geared up to have a great bounce-back season. (Kyle Brasseur; ESPN Boston)

We may be in the final stretch of the Yoan Moncada sweepstakes. Hopefully. (Craig Calcaterra; Hardball Talk)

In what's my favorite story of the day, Don Orsillo is receiving a dental award for his work when Jerry Remy lost his tooth mid-broadcast. (Yankee Dental) (h/t Aaron)