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

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)