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Daily Red Sox Links: Franchy Cordero, Ryan Brasier, Rob Manfred

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Cincinnati Reds v San Diego Padres

The Red Sox have a lot of interesting players to watch this year, but Franchy Cordero has to be near the top of this imaginary list. Boston is joining a growing list of teams who have been enamored with the potential, looking to be the first to get it out consistently. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

Ryan Brasier looked to be potentially the third pitcher on the bullpen depth chart to start this season. Now, he’s dealing with a fractured finger that was suffered over the offseason. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Ian Browne takes his latest shot at predicting what the Opening Day roster will look like. It does not include the two people mentioned above due to their delayed starts this spring. (Ian Browne;

Comparing this year’s roster to that of last season, it’s striking how much better things look just due to having a potentially competent rotation. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Sean McAdam shares his thoughts on the rule change experiments that will take place in the minors this year. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)