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Daily Red Sox Links: Cole Hamels, Mookie Betts, Starting Pitchers

Today's links look at where the help for the pitching staff will come from, the growing struggles of old pitchers, and how pitchers attack Mookie Betts.

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The rumors surrounding Cole Hamels started picking up again yesterday, but the Red Sox reportedly have not upped their interest. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Not unexpectedly, Ben Cherington has said publicly that the team will look internally to fix their pitching issues before looking outside the organization. (John Tomase;

Part of the reason for this is the growing ineffectiveness by aging pitchers. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

As the current crop of starters continues to struggle, the Red Sox are content to keep them on relatively long leashes for now. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

Mookie Betts hasn't been playing the outfield very long, but you wouldn't know that by watching him out there. (Christopher Smith;

How have pitchers been attacking Betts in the early part of the season? (Matt Kory; BP Boston)