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Daily Red Sox Links: Travis Shaw, Hanley Ramirez, Mookie Betts

Today's links look at the Red Sox's base running skills, John Farrell's sense of urgency, and the start of David Ortiz's retirement tour.

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Does Travis Shaw really deserve the third base job over Pablo Sandoval? (Paul Swydan;

Whoever wins that position battle, recent history reminds us that winning one doesn't guarantee regular season success. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Mookie Betts should have success on the bases, but will he be the only one? (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

The Red Sox have suffered some early injuries to their pitching staff. It might not be the worst thing in the world, though. (Matt Trueblood; Baseball Prospectus)

Michael Silverman believes it's time to stop worrying about Hanley Ramirez at first base. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

He might have a short leash this year, and John Farrell will manage with more urgency in 2016. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Is there any chance the Rookie of the Year can be on the Red Sox? (Brett Cowett; BP Boston)

Scott Lauber goes through the biggest questions for the team as they head towards Opening Day. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Mookie Betts answered some questions on Twitter on a wide range of topics. (Ian Browne;

The David Ortiz Retirement Tour will start with his final game at JetBlue Park. (Sam Galanis; NESN)

Matt Huegel has a nice profile on undrafted signee turned high-upside prospect Austin Glorius. (Matt Huegel; Sox Prospect)