Like he did Youk. Beckett despite not having a great year is STILL a quality SP and will likely thrive where he goes at least initially. He seems to be a cancer so I'm not against trading him IF we get good value back. But if he gets moved for the likes of what we got for Youk I will be enraged like no other time. We need to get a TOP pitching prospect back in return to even consider moving him. SP is the big problem with this team and only Matt Barnes sits in the system close to MLB ready and he is not all that highly rated to boot.
If Beckett is moved Ben get good value back. This season is a wash no matter what people think butr Beckett needs to stay unless a TOP SP prospect comes back our way.
nickcafardo - Just asked Ben Cherington whether reports of him trying to move Josh Beckett were accurate and he said no.
No one will want an average pitcher with such a contract. Beckett has always been good one year and terrible the next.
Addition by subtraction is not a bad thing, even if we get nothing in return.
However, I do agree with you that the situation is not so bad we need to let him go for nothing. There is no one breathing down his neck to take his spot in the rotation, unlike the situation with Youk, where it really came down to, keep Youk and play him (when he was obviously miserable) or trade him and play Middlebrooks. What we got for Youk was an afterthought, really. He was traded to make room for Middlebrooks.
then let some other team enjoy the success......... he's no help with this team.......
Probably. It would be better if he pitched well for us.
The Rangers already don't want him.
Sure will, he can hit, and alot of those guys have never seen him.
I also agree that they'd better not just dump him, and pay a ton of his salary to do so.