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Daily Red Sox Links: Josh Beckett, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Derek Lowe

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Boston, MA, USA; Boston relief pitcher Craig Breslow (32) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the sixth inning at Fenway Park.  Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE
Boston, MA, USA; Boston relief pitcher Craig Breslow (32) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the sixth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

On Tuesday night, the hatred towards Josh Beckett may have reached its peak, as the fans booed the pitcher after leaving the game due to back spasms. There were cries that he just didn't feel like pitching in the rain, and others claimed that his conditioning led to the injury. On his radio show, Michael Felger even insinuated that we would be able to find Beckett on the golf course yesterday. Gordon Edes has decided that the fans have spoken, and Cherington should accept their point of view. (Gordon Edes; ESPNBoston)

  • On Tuesday's trade deadline, many fans assumed one of Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Kelly Shoppach would be traded. With Ryan Lavarnway knocking on the door to get the call-up, it almost made too much sense. When the clock struck four, though, neither player had been moved. Alex Speier explains why. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)
  • The Red Sox did make a couple of minor moves before the deadline, and there was one mega deal that was discussed between Boston and Texas, although nothing came to fruition on that front. Chip Buck goes into detail about what did and didn't happen at this year's deadline. (Chip Buck; Fire Brand of the AL)
  • Amy K. Nelson and Steven Goldman tackle some of the bigger trade deadline moves, specifically commenting on the Phillies and Dodgers, for your viewing pleasure. (Amy K. Nelson & Steven Goldman; SBN Studios via Youtube)

  • Even though the traditional trade deadline has passed, there is still the August 30th waiver deadline. Although there typically aren't major moves made at this time, it does happen. In fact, Beckett has been rumored to be made available in the coming month. Here, we can see a number of significant deals made in the month of August. (Baseball Prospectus)
  • With July in the books, the Red Sox find themselves in a similar position as they have been in all year. They're still hovering around .500, and are still in contention for a wild card spot. Tim Britton takes a look back at the month that was. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)
  • Anyone who is on Twitter knows that fake accounts have been running rampant lately, and many people have been duped by them. A lot of them are tweeting out ridiculous things, and they are still being believed, even by some pretty prominent writers. (Cee Angi; The Platoon Advantage)
  • With the season entering the stretch run, it's about the time when debates on who should win which award will start to begin. Glenn DuPaul takes a look at just how MVPs should be decided, and who is the runaway favorite for the NL MVP. (Glenn DuPaul; Hardball Times)
  • Late last night, it was announced that Derek Lowe was designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians. This may be the end of the former fan favorite's career, but he'll always be welcome back in Boston after his contributions to the 2004 championship team. (Drew Silva; Hardball Talk)