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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw

Today's links look at the mysterious Rusney Castillo, Boston's need to catch up in the bullpen department, and more struggles for Jackie Bradley.

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David Ortiz is on the cusp of guaranteeing his contract for 2016. (John Tomase;

When is he going to hit his 500th home run? (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Most of the focus around Hanley Ramirez has been on his poor defense, but he's been struggling at the plate lately too. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Rusney Castillo has been signed for a year now, and he's still a complete mystery. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

The rest of the league is building deep and dominant bullpens, and the Red Sox need to catch up. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Can Travis Shaw carve out a role on the Red Sox roster moving forward? (Alex Skillin; BP Boston)

Jackie Bradley is struggling once again, and is quickly running out of chances. (Christopher Smith;

Jeff Sullivan poses an interesting philosophical question about fandom. (Jeff Sullivan; Fangraphs)