Gordon Edes, ESPNBoston: Ellsbury Approaches Pivotal Season With Confidence And Optimism
Ben Buchanan, Over The Monster: How Many Starters Is Enough?
Alex Speier, WEEI: A New Will Middlebrooks Has Emerged In Red Sox Clubhouse
Ian Gordon, Mother Jones: Inside Major League Baseball's Dominican Sweatshop System (Thanks, Nick!)
Mike Andrews (ESPNBoston) has posted the first of a five-part series on the top players in the farm system. First up, pitchers.
Chris Cwik, Fangraphs: RBI, What Is It Good For?
Daniel Bard threw a simulated game on Monday and said he felt like "the old me". ... David Ortiz ran the bases and plans on being in the Opening Day lineup.