Daily Red Sox Links: Ben Cherington, Stephen Drew, Jon Lester

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Today's links look at Boston's pitching depth in the upper-minors, the current payroll situation, and some player movement in the AL East.

The Red Sox are extremely comfortable with the number of highly-touted pitchers in the upper-minors. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

It's been quiet for the last couple of weeks for the Red Sox, but Ben Cherington says he expects to add to the roster before Opening Day. (Jason Mastrodonato; Masslive.com)

Mike Andrews takes a look at some minor-league free agent signings by the Red Sox. (Mike Andrews; ESPN Boston)

The Red Sox, for now at least, are saying the talks about Stephen Drew are overblown, and they are ready to move on without him. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Also from Lauber, a look at the current payroll situation for the Red Sox. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

The Rays made a trade last night. (Chris Cotillo; MLB Daily Dish)

Jim Bowden looks ahead to what some of the best pitchers looking to hit the market following the 2014 season could make, including a 6-year $144 million projection for Jon Lester. (Jim Bowden; ESPN.com) ($$$)

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