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Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Bobby Poyner, Jay Groome

Today’s links look at Hanley’s great start to the year, the clubhouse culture and the team’s bullpen struggles

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Hanley Ramirez has been terrific to start this season, and it’s the exact kind of performance this team needs from him. (Chad Finn;

The 2017 Red Sox showed off some strong resilience, and the 2018 team is following in those footsteps. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

There have been reports that last year’s clubhouse wasn’t the smoothest, but it looks like the team’s risk in keeping the clubhouse together with a new manager is paying off. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)

The Red Sox had a great win for their home opener, and Bobby Poyner in particular stood out. (Bill Koch; Providence Journal)

Poyner has been impressive throughout the start of his rookie campaign. Rob Bradford wonders just where he came from. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Joe Kelly’s results haven’t been great, and he’s messing around with some new pitch usage patterns. (Shawn McFarland; BP Boston)

Overall, the bullpen has been one of the concerns despite the team’s strong start to the season. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$)

Ian Cundall has some notes and observations from spring training when he got a chance to watch Jay Groome throw. (Ian Cundall; Sox Prospects)