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Daily Red Sox Links: Pedro Martinez, Hanley Ramirez, Cole Hamels

Today's links look at the long leash for the starts, Michael Kopech's potential, and David Ortiz's struggles.

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Read an excerpt of Michael Silverman's book about Pedro Martinez, which includes an amazing section about Manny Ramirez. (Pedro Martinez & Michael Silverman;

Speaking of Manny, the current left fielder is reminding people of the former. (Jimmy Toscano; CSN New England)

If history is any indication, the Red Sox won't give up on their starters too quickly. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

The pitchers had a meeting a couple days ago, and they think it'll result in some changes. (Jen McCaffrey;

With all that being said, Scott Lauber says the Red Sox need to make a move for Cole Hamels. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Is Michael Kopech the huge upside arm Boston has been waiting for? (Alex Skillin; BP Boston)

Henry Owens' upside probably isn't that high, and he's been struggling to start the year. (Matt Huegel; Sox Prospects)

Hanley Ramirez has been smoking the ball this year. (Jeff Sullivan; Fangraphs)

David Ortiz, though, has been struggling. Is there any reason to believe it's different than the other April struggles? (Braden Campbell;