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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, David Ortiz, Paul Rudd

The X-Man needs to step it up, David Ortiz and the Hall of Fame’s issue with the DH plus Paul Rudd, baseball and spy movies.

Toronto Blue Jays v Boston Red Sox Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Xander Bogaerts really plummeted in the second half last season. One way the Red Sox could improve is if their shortstop can play as well as he did in the first half for all 162 games. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

If Edgar Martinez is having trouble getting into the Hall of Fame, what does that mean for David Ortiz? (Bryson Gordon; BoSox Injection)

Jeff Sullivan takes a look at the teams with the most wins in the last five years and asks about the future. (Jeff Sullivan; FanGraphs)

Bobby Poyner is a lefty with a new changeup who is headed to spring training, although he is not on the 40-man roster. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Are the Red Sox falling behind their New England counterparts in the NBA, NFL and NHL? (Daniel Poarch; BP Boston)

Paul Rudd plays former Red Sox catcher Moe Berg in “The Catcher Was a Spy.” (Jordan Hoffman; The Guardian)