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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Blake Swihart, Chris Young

Today's links look at the problems in the pitching staff, going for talent over need in the draft, and an old frenemy being designated for assignment.

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Things have been mostly good for the Red Sox this year, but there are some improvements that could be made on the pitching staff. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

At least they still have Mookie Betts. (Matt Kory; BP Boston)

There is always some temptation to root for your favorite team to look for immediate impact at a position of need in the draft, but selecting talent over need is always the way to go. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

John Farrell's comments on Blake Swihart's injury aren't overly encouraging. (Chris Mason; Boston Herald)

The man he replaced in left field, Brock Holt, is still trying to figure out when he will start his rehab assignment. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive)

Luckily, Boston still has Chris Young, who is looking good after his slow start. (Bill Ballou; Providence Journal)

Marco Hernandez has taken over Jonny Gomes' old role as the emergency catcher. (NESN)

Sox Prospects has named their organization prospects of the month. (Jim Crowell; Sox Prospects)

Carl Crawford was designated for assignment by the Dodgers. Ya know, the Red Sox could use a left fielder right now. *Ducks* (Eric Stephen; True Blue LA)