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Daily Red Sox Links: Jon Lester, Stephen Drew, Mike Carp

Today's links cover some of the rumors surrounding Jon Lester, Stephen Drew and Mike Carp.

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Jon Lester is probably the biggest story around the entire league this trade deadline, and it probably should have never gotten to this point. (Rob Bradford;

Is it entirely fair to say Boston lowballed Lester, though? (Dave D'Onofrio;

It has got to be a strange feeling being in the Red Sox's clubhouse right now. (Kyle Brasseur; ESPN Boston)

While he hasn't been involved in the same number of rumors as Lester and John Lackey, but Stephen Drew would make sense to move, too. (Jason Mastrodonato;

Mike Carp has been nothing but open about how he hopes this trade deadline goes down. (Tom Layman; Boston Herald)

Assuming a Lester trade actually gets done, how can the Red Sox rebuild their rotation without him? (Alex Skillin; Fire Brand of the AL)

In a bit of non-trade news, Xander Bogaerts is starting to come around. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)