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Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval, Mookie Betts

Today's links look at what could be a special middle of the lineup, John Farrell's growing managerial experience, and the battle for center field.

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David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez may bring back some of that mid-2000's lineup force. (John Tomase;

There are still going to be some adjustments for Ramirez as he learns to a position, though. (Jen McCaffrey;

Pablo Sandoval's offense gets most of the publicity, but his glove will be huge for the Red Sox. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

It speaks volumes about what he's done that rarely think of John Farrell's former role as pitching coach. (Rob Bradford;

It's very early, but the team is happy with what they've seen from Allen Craig thus far. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Many people have many good things to say about Mookie Betts. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

He's involved in a positional battle with Rusney Castillo, which Sean McAdam checks in on. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Derek Lowe is talking about taking a job with the Red Sox, proving that the Cubs can't have every former Red Sox player. (Aaron Gleeman; Hardball Talk)