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Daily Red Sox Links: Stephen Drew, Andre Ethier, Koji Uehara

Today's links include stories on the Stephen Drew signing, the Red Sox's payroll situation, and a potential move for Andre Ethier.


There's a lot of positives that come along with the signing of Stephen Drew. Alex Speier delves into a few of those. (Alex Speier;

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)

There have been rumors that the Dodgers may be making Andre Ethier available in a trade. Could he be a potential target for the Red Sox? (Chad Finn;

Boston recently signed Koji Uehara to bolster their bullpen. Our own Matt Kory took to the interwebs to learn more about the newest relief pitcher. (Matt Kory; Baseball Prospectus)

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)

The R.A. Dickey trade was a win-win for both teams. Jeff Moore goes into further analysis on the deal. (Jeff Moore; Hardball Times)

To replace the departing Drew, the Athletics signed former NPB import Hiroyuki Nakajima. His reasoning for signing with Oakland is priceless. (Drew Silva; Hardball Talk)