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Daily Red Sox Links: Clay Buchholz, Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts

Today's links look at how realistic it is that Boston can contend, Dustin Pedroia's impending return, and the weak bullpen.

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Can the Red Sox really be contenders? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Matt Kory ponders the same question. (Matt Kory; BP Boston)

It's not going to help matters that Clay Buchholz finds himself back on the disabled list. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

The good news is Dustin Pedroia should be ready for Friday's game against the Angels. (Jimmy Toscano; CSN New England)

It's also nice that they still have that Mookie guy. (Matt Kory; Fangraphs)

Over the weekend we saw an illustration of how far Xander Bogaerts has come. (John Tomase;

Unfortunately, we also saw a shallow bullpen come back to bite them once again. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

They made a minor move to improve the relief corps in signing Ronald Belisario. (Ronald Belisario;