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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Derek Lowe, Rick Porcello

In today’s links, David Ortiz gets some good news from Edgar Martinez, Derek Lowe and a few other former Red Sox fall short on their first Hall of Fame ballot and Rick Porcello wants to see more happen this offseason.

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David Ortiz hasn’t reached Hall of Fame eligibility yet, but the fact that Edgar Martinez got in could be a good sign for when he does. (NBC Sports Boston)

Getting into the Hall of Fame is difficult and so is staying on the ballot. Derek Lowe, Kevin Youkilis and Jason Bay are three guys who didn’t get enough votes to remain in their first year on the ballot. (Andrew Simon;

We are all tired of another offseason filled with more rumors than actual signings and Rick Porcello is with us. (Chris Cotillo; MassLive)

I wonder how Porcello feels about Mookie Betts not being MLB Network’s top right fielder. (Nick Goss; NBC Sports Boston)

Speaking of Betts, he might eventually get a contract extension from the Red Sox, who have handed out some good ones over the years. (Mike Dowling; Forbes)

It’s tough to find a catcher who can do it all. (Cliff Corcoran; The Athletic) ($$)