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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Amiel Sawdaye, Pablo Sandoval

Today’s links look at the importance of developing pitching, building a bullpen for cheap, and Ian Desmond as a potential target.

MLB: ALDS-Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Do the Red Sox need to develop a front-end starter before they can make it back to the promised land? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

How can Boston build an effective bullpen for cheap in 2017? (Matt Kory; BP Boston)

Regardless of who’s in it, this postseason has provided a blueprint for how to effectively manage a bullpen. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Amiel Sawdaye is a popular candidate for the vacant GM role, but he’s also being pursued by Arizona and Minnesota. (Connor Byrne; MLB Trade Rumors)

We all know David Ortiz was hurting for most of last season, but the extent of his pain is pretty unbelievable. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Could Ian Desmond be an offseason target for the Red Sox? (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Rich Hill had another good season and figures to be among the top free agents on the market, and he recognizes the impact Boston had on his career. (Evan Drellich; Boston Herald)

Ian Browne has the latest edition of his mailbag, including what to do with Pablo Sandoval. (Ian Browne;