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Daily Red Sox Links: John Farrell, Shane Victorino, Clay Buchholz

Today's links look at a new form of scouting by the Red Sox, Cole Hamels' desires, and the advantage of having Boston's depth.

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Alex Speier has a really interesting look at a relatively new wrinkle in Boston's scouting procedures. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

With his contract due to expire at season's end, John Farrell is working on an extension with the Red Sox. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Cole Hamels wants to win. (Jeff Todd; MLB Trade Rumors)

While the rotation looks as it does now, though, Clay Buchholz is ready to lead the way. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

His role isn't clear right now, but Shane Victorino is extremely motivated to prove the people who are writing him off wrong. (Rob Bradford;

Unsurprisingly, Ben Cherington isn't at all concerned about Pablo Sandoval's weight. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

We aren't sure how the final roster will look, but Boston should benefit from an impressive amount of depth. (Alex Skillin; Fire Brand of the AL)

There is another name on the list of former Red Sox players that have been scooped up by Theo Epstein and the Cubs. (Aaron Gleeman; Hardball Talk)

If you get MLB Network in your cable package, you'll have no shortage of baseball to watch this spring. (Joe Lucia; Awful Announcing)