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Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Alex Cora, Terry Francona

In today’s links, we look at the strategy for Rick Porcello and the starting rotation and discuss current and past managers of the Red Sox.

MLB: Spring Training-Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The starting rotation of the Boston Red Sox could be really good this season. Here’s how the coaching staff will go about making that a reality. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

A major contributor to that rotation will be Rick Porcello, who got through three innings in his first appearance of the spring on Sunday. (Mark Feinsand; MLB.com)

That first outing wasn’t all that great. Porcello allowed two earned runs, both on home runs. The rest of the staff didn’t fare much better. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

What kind of influence did Terry Francona have on Alex Cora when it comes to managing the Red Sox? (Nick Friar; WEEI)

Another week of Spring Training is in the books so let’s reevaluate. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$)