MLB Trade Rumors: Should Red Sox Consider Trading Josh Beckett?

By Brian Cote

With every baseball fan eying the MLB trade deadline at the end of the month it is no wonder that Boston Red Sox fans want the team to shake things up with some key trades. Josh Beckett should be considered to be on the market after his performance last September and this season so far.

Beckett is 4-7 on the year with a 4.41 ERA to go with it for good measure. He failed miserably in his recent start against the New York Yankees. That start was a chance for Beckett to turn the Sox season around and instead the team got more of the same from him.

Beckett was 0-2 last September with an 8.10 ERA and his only wins this season have come against the Minnesota Twins, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays and the Philadelphia Phillies. If you want a guy who can beat mainly last place teams then I guess Beckett is your man.

After watching the debacle of a performance against the New York Yankees over the weekend it is clear that the Red Sox organization needs to bring in some new pieces and change the ones that are currently in place. This may help wake the team up and give them a spark at the same time. Trading a few of the so-called stars the Sox have that are under-performing this season certainly will not hurt.

The Red Sox have gone on the record to say that they are considering trading Josh Beckett as of right now. This could be smoke and mirrors, but many Sox fans were disappointed to hear this. Beckett’s reputation and work ethic has taken a serious hit since last season’s chicken and beer in the club house revelations and this seasons golfing while injured issue. Mix this all together with sub-par productivity and a team on the decline as to why the Red Sox should entertain trade offers for Josh Beckett.

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