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

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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)