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Daily Red Sox Links: James Shields, Yoan Moncada, Drake Britton

Today's links look at the Red Sox being out on James Shields, how they may continue to rebuild the rotation, and a new proposal to do away with the draft.

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From Nick Cafardo comes a report that the Red Sox are not one of the teams in the mix for James Shields. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

What are some reasons they wouldn't want to go after the right hander? (Jason Mastrodonato;

Another reason: the Atlantic Ocean. (Scott Gelman; MLB Daily Dish)

Even if they're out on Shields, Boston may not be done adding to the rotation, though it won't necessarily happen before Opening Day. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Rob Bradford has a primer on Yoan Moncada, as the sweepstakes for the Cuban phenom heats up. (Rob Bradford;

Here's a Chicago view on their addition of Drake Britton. (Al Yellon; Bleed Cubbie Blue)

Dave Cameron has a radical idea on how to deal with the acquisition of amateur players. (Dave Cameron; Fox Sports)