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Daily Red Sox Links: Jon Lester, Wade Miley, Brandon McCarthy

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Today's links look at losing Jon Lester, gaining Wade Miley, and two other potential targets moving elsewhere.

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Chad Finn has a good wrap up piece on Jon Lester going to Chicago. (Chad Finn; Boston.com)

At the Winter Meetings yesterday, Ben Cherington said he learned a lot from the courting process. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

The Red Sox now need to move on, though. What is their plan B? (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Well, it appears part of the plan B involved Wade Miley, who may see a Brandon McCarthy-like resurgence upon leaving Arizona. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

There are plenty of signs pointing towards the newest Red Sox to be better than his 2014, too. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Dave Cameron has a national perspective on the deal. (Dave Cameron; Fangraphs)

Regardless of where you see Miley slotting into the rotation, he clearly fits one skill the Red Sox were looking for. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Brandon McCarthy could have been another target for the Red Sox, until the Dodgers signed him in a slew of moves that are still continuing as I write this. (Drew Silva; Hardball Talk)

Cross Antonio Bastardo off the board, too. (Scott Gelman; MLB Daily Dish)