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Daily Red Sox Links: Dave Dombrowski, Hanley Ramirez, Matt Barnes

Today's links look at the competition for the starting third base role, Hanley Ramirez's new attitude, and an update on the battle for the final rotation spot.

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Dave Dombrowski is continuing his willingness to ignore contracts when determining playing time in his new role with the Red Sox. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

That line of thinking is showing itself with the battle for third base between Pablo Sandoval and Travis Shaw. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

In the end, this competition should be a good thing for the team regardless of how it turns out. (Sam Galanis; NESN)

Hanley Ramirez is presenting a more upbeat version of himself this spring, especially compared to the latter part of last season. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

In the battle for the final rotation spot, it appears Steven Wright is pulling ahead. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

An improved Matt Barnes is looking like a pitcher who can contribute to the major-league bullpen. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)