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Daily Red Sox Links: Jon Lester, John Lackey, Mike Napoli

Today's links look at the Red Sox's approach to the trade deadline, specifically surrounding Jon Lester.

Jim Rogash

There's no doubt the Red Sox can afford Jon Lester's demands in the short-term, but can they afford it in the long-term? (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Adding fuel to the fire of his trade talks, Lester was scratched from tonight's start. (Jason Mastrodonato;

Rob Bradford runs down the reasons for and against trading the ace. (Rob Bradford;

How is the locker room reacting to all of this trade talk? (Joe McDonald; ESPN Boston)

Can the team survive after trading both Lester and John Lackey? (Timothy Brooks; Fire Brand of the AL)

According to Chad Finn, not only should the Red Sox hold on to Lackey, but also Mike Napoli. (Chad Finn;

In some house cleaning news, there were some roster moves down on the farm. (James Dunne; Sox Prospects)