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Daily Red Sox Links: Rusney Castillo, Justin Masterson, Rotation

Today's links look at the difficulty of identifying who will succeed right away in the majors, the crowded outfield situation, and a new possible way to increase offense.

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Continuing his series on prospects, Alex Speier examines the elusive formula for having major-league ready prospects. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Of all the things to watch in spring training, finding out how the outfield will work itself out may be the most fascinating. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

One of those outfielders is Rusney Castillo, someone that Alex Cora can't stop praising. (Ryan Hannable;

Sean McAdam has his take on whether or not the Red Sox need an ace. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Now that he is healthy, Justin Masterson has to prove his injury last season was the reason for his struggles. (Jason Mastrodonato;

How will the rotation's proclivity for grounders play out this season? (Brett Cowett; Fire Brand of the AL)

It's clear that baseball is working hard to increase offense and reduce game time, and there is a new proposal being talked about. (D.J. Short; Hardball Talk)