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Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Mookie Betts, Koji Uehara

Today's links look at many different angles of the Rick Porcello extension, the minor-league rosters, and the wonder that was Opening Day.

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It's clear that age was the driving force behind the Red Sox paying Rick Porcello all that money. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Sean McAdam lays out the reasons why this extension makes sense. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

The team's negotiations with Jon Lester last spring shaped how they approached the Porcello situation. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

The extension locks up another rotation spot for the next few years, but the young arms aren't worried about it. (Ryan Hannable;

The Sox Prospects crew has the minor-league roster announcement covered, with analysis of the squads in PawtucketPortlandSalem and Greenville. (Sox Prospects)

Could Opening Day have gone any better? (Chad Finn;

*Jerry Seinfeld voice* What's the deal with Mookie Betts? (Chris Mitchell; Fangraphs)

Good news for the Red Sox bullpen. Koji Uehara is getting closer to returning to action. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)