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Daily Red Sox Links: Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz, Rick Porcello

Today's links look at the case against Pedro as a first ballot Hall of Famer, the case for David Ortiz, and the "calculated Rick" the Red Sox have taken with Mr. Porcello.

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A look at the (surprisingly not that) crazy people not voting for Pedro as a first-ballot Hall of Famer ... (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

... the importance of him getting in there anyways, especially for Red Sox fans ... (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

... the incandescent brilliance of David Ortiz, the great DH hope for a Hall of Fame bid ...  (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

... the "calculated Rick" taken by Rick Porcello and the Red Sox this offseason ... (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

... the regrets that the Cardinals had in giving up Joe Kelly ... (Jason Mastrdonato;

... the anniversary of the dumbest thing the Red Sox have ever done (don't worry, it just passed) ... (Sam Galanis; NESN)

... and finally, the lengths Pawtucket is willing to go to keep the PawSox in town. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)