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Daily Red Sox Links: Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra, David Ortiz

Today's links look at new Hall of Famers, players who just missed the cut, and a possible future Cooperstown-bound man.

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Chad Finn has a brilliant piece reflecting on just how amazing it was to watch Pedro Martinez during his prime. (Chad Finn;

Brian MacPherson has similar feelings. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

One of the things Pedro was most proud of was being clean during an era most see as tainted. (Kyle Brasseur; ESPN Boston)

According to one writer, Martinez was the most fascinating Red Sox player to cover in recent memory. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Pedro wasn't the only former Red Sox player on the ballot. One guy has very little chance of ever making it, but Nomar Garciaparra was amazing at his peak. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Curt Schilling was on the ballot as well, and saw the biggest increase of any returning player. (Jason Mastrodonato;

David Ortiz could be the next Red Sox player enshrined. (Rob Bradford;