ESPN- NEW YORK -- Two days before Tuesday's trading deadline, all appeared quiet on the Red Sox front, although one major league executive insisted Sunday night that the team is looking for a buyer for starting pitcher Josh Beckett.
According to multiple reports the Red Sox are showing interest in finding a new home for Josh Beckett. Over the weekend, the Red Sox inquired the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers, but the deal seems unlikely.
Beckett has been extremely inconsistent this season and is known to be clashing with management. I was surprised watching last night's game that he had the pride to argue alongside Valentine over the questionable call that gave Middlebrooks a strike instead of a hit by pitch.
As we have seen over Josh's stay in Boston, every other year he performs sub par. In 2006 he went 16-11 with a 5.01 ERA. The next year he went 20-7 with a 3.27 ERA and helped us win the World Series. After that his numbers decreased and he wasn't up to caliber until the 2009 season where he went 17-6 with a 2.89 ERA.
As you can see Beckett has been on and off his whole career. Which leads to the question, after this "disastrous" season, would Beckett perform well next year? Or should the Sox ditch him and let him start fresh in a new city?
Only time will tell as the Sox have until Tuesday at 4PM to make a deal. Andrew J. Kennedy 7/30/2012 09:14:00 AM Tweet