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Daily Red Sox Links: Aroldis Chapman, Joakim Soria, Xander Bogaerts

Today's links look at the quest to rebuild the bullpen, the risky but enticing idea of signing aces in free agency, and the team's minor-league depth.

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Unsurprisingly, the Red Sox are already getting involved with the reliever market. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Joakim Soria is becoming more and more of a possibility to fill the hole at the back of the bullpen. (John Tomase;

It's also possible that the team will make a big splash and go after Aroldis Chapman. (Ian Browne;

Whatever they do in this area, they might be better off exploring the trade market rather than free agency. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Large contracts for starting pitchers have proven to be mistakes more often than not, but teams still believe in the upside. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Scott Boras says Xander Bogaerts is happy here, but he's not tipping his hand on a possible extension. (Jen McCaffrey;

What do the Red Sox have in terms of minor-league depth? (Matt Collins; BP Boston)