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Today's links include stories on the Stephen Drew signing, the Red Sox's payroll situation, and a potential move for Andre Ethier.
While they haven't made any overly flashy moves, the Red Sox have been one of the most active teams in free agency. Brian MacPherson goes over how this winter has affected their payroll situation. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)
One of the biggest topics around baseball research today is pitch-framing. More specifically, most of the talk is around the catcher's effect on it. Jeff Sullivan looks at how pitchers may control this skill. (Jeff Sullivan; Fangraphs)
For some reason, there are Red Sox fans that have a problem with the Red Sox signing Drew, due to who his brother is. That, of course, is ridiculous. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)