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Daily Red Sox Links: Jason Varitek, Blake Swihart, Theo Epstein

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Today's links look at Jason Varitek's former defensive prowess, where the rotation ranks in the rotation, and an Opening Day roster prediction.

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Baseball Prospectus rolled out some new catcher defense statistics yesterday, and they are very complimentary towards Jason Varitek. (Bryan Grosnick; BP Boston)

How does Boston's rotation stack up in the AL East? (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Scott Lauber takes a crack at predicting the Opening Day roster. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Ian Browne released his weekly mailbag, which includes predictions on how playing time will be split between Blake Swihart, Ryan Hanigan and Christian Vazquez. (Ian Browne;

Theo Epstein is impressed with the team that the Red Sox are building. (CSN New England)

A lawsuit filed by former minor-league players against MLB is moving forward with 1100 former players signed on. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)