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Daily Red Sox Links: Jon Lester, Wil Myers, Mike Napoli

The Daily Links bring you the best Red Sox and baseball related articles from across the internet. Today's edition includes stories on the Lester-Myers rumors, some other Boston targets, and how we deal with off-the-field difficulties.


The big news over the past couple of days around the Red Sox has been the rumored discussions of a Jon Lester for Wil Myers deal. Brian MacPherson suggests such a move could catapult the organization back towards its glory days. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

The Marlins recently went through with a highly publicized fire-sale in which they traded almost all of its best major-league talent. Because of this, many teams will likely try to pry their young superstar, Giancarlo Stanton, away from them. (Chip Buck; Fire Brand of the AL)

The two biggest names on the free agent market this offseason are Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton, each of whom have encountered some off-field difficulties. Michael Baumann has a great take on their issues, and how we deal with them. (Michael Baumann; Crashburn Alley)

In a project similar to one done by Bill Simmons and Dave Cameron, Jonah Keri has ranked the top-50 players in the league based by their perceived trade value. Here is the top half of that list. (Jonah Keri; Grantland)

As I mentioned above, there have been rumors swirling about the Sox targeting Wil Myers. Assuming it's true, this isn't the first time they've done so. (Alex Speier;

There have been many rumored targets for Ben Cherington and company this offseason. Gordon Edes has an interesting name in mind for the team's big winter splash. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Jeff Moore takes a look at the Wil Myers rumors from Kansas City's perspective. (Jeff Moore; Hardball Times)

Despite the offseason still being relatively young, it seems the Red Sox front office has honed in on their number one target, with everyone else taking "options 1A" status. (Drew Silva; Hardball Talk)