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Daily Red Sox Links: Cole Hamels, Dana Eveland, Brian Johnson

Today's links look at how Max Scherzer's deal could affect next year's free agency, the bullpen talent that remains available and a retrospective on Bud Selig's tenure.

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Max Scherzer's massive new contract serves as a reminder that the Red Sox are probably still long shots to be big players for next year's free agent starting pitchers. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

With the Nationals' new pitcher, Boston and Washington almost make too much sense as trade partners, at least from the Red Sox perspective. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Cole Hamels remains another option to head Boston's rotation, but everyday it looks more and more unlikely he'll be dealt this winter. (Jason Mastrodonato;

The Red Sox did make one move yesterday, bringing in Dana Eveland on a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training. (Chris Cotillo; MLB Daily Dish)

Boston has not been shy about their desire for more bullpen help, and there is plenty of it still available in free agency. (Mike Petriello; Fangraphs)

Brian Johnson had something of a breakout season in 2014, and he's ready to build upon it in the year to come. (Katie Morrison; Sox Prospects)

As Bud Selig's tenure is about to come to an end, you're likely to hear a lot about the negatives of his run, but there were plenty of bright spots as well. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

There have been some rumblings that the amateur draft will be pushed back a month. (Aaron Gleeman; Hardball Talk)