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Daily Red Sox Links: Ryan Brasier, Jackie Bradley Jr., Mike Rickard

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League Championship Series - Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros - Game Four Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

After a huge workload in 2018, one of the keys for the Red Sox in the coming year is going to be limiting work for the rotation wherever possible. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)

That probably means the bullpen will have to step up a lot more than we’re comfortable with, and if that’s to happen Ryan Brasier will be a big part of it. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Jackie Bradley Jr. got some negative reaction when he announced he’d be skipping the team’s White House visit, so he explained his decision. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

PECOTA sees the Red Sox taking a step back in 2019. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$)

If podcasts are your thing, the Sox Prospects guys just did an episode with Mike Rickard, the Red Sox VP of Amateur Scouting. (Sox Prospects)

We are less than a week from pitchers and catchers, but there are still enough free agents out there to make a decent 25-man roster. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$)