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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Rick Porcello, David Ortiz

Today's links look at the possibility of an eight-man bullpen, Chili Davis' history, and a season preview in podcast form.

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Some may dismiss Mookie Betts' hot spring because of the Jackie Bradley experience two years ago, but they aren't the same thing. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

If Joe Kelly has to make a trip to the disabled list to start the year, Boston could put eight relievers on their Opening Day roster. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Rick Porcello is getting closer to being ready for Opening Day, though his body still has a little catching up to do. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

If anyone can afford a few days off in spring training, it's David Ortiz. (Jen McCaffrey;

Peter Abraham takes another shot at predicting the Opening Day roster. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Being a good player doesn't always mean you'll make a good coach, but it certainly earns some respect in the locker room. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

If you're into podcasts, Baseball Prospectus' Effectively Wild had Tim Britton and Alex Speier on to preview the Red Sox season and it's well worth your time. (Baseball Prospectus)