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Daily Red Sox Links: Rusney Castillo, Ben Cherington

Today's links look at the Rusney Castillo signing, and what Ben Cherington will do next.

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Why were the Red Sox so interested in Rusney Castillo? (Alex Speier;

Part of the reason they were so comfortable giving him so much money was because they had been scouting him for a long time. (Jen McCaffrey;

Chad Finn lays out some spare thoughts after the signing. (Chad Finn;

R.J. Anderson breaks down the deal with a national perspective. (R.J. Anderson; Baseball Prospectus)

As does Dave Cameron. (Dave Cameron; Fangraphs)

Now that Castillo is officially with the team for the foreseeable future, Ben Cherington is set up to make a big impact this winter. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)

And we should have faith in him being able to do so. (Kevin Flanagan; Sox Space)

What specific moves could Cherington look to make? (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

In a little non-Castillo news, the Red Sox are trying hard to figure out how they can perform better with runners in scoring position. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)