Okay, I know I’m going to take a ton of hate for this from both sides, so I’m prepared. With all the MLB Trade Rumors surrounding Josh Beckett now that he’s cleared waivers, would it make sense for the New York Yankees to dabble and try and get the right hander from their hated rival- the Boston Red Sox?
Look- the Yankees care about one thing. Winning. With all the injuries the Yankees have faced to their rotation this year, wouldn’t it make sense to try and bolster their starting rotation before it’s too late? There’s names like Edinson Volquez out there, but they’re most familier with Josh Beckett. They know what they’re getting, and know he’s as battle tested as any pitcher on the market right now.
Me personally? I don’t think it would be a good idea because Josh Beckett isn’t the Josh Beckett we know. His velocity is down, his breaking ball is garbage, has no feel for a change up, and looks to be out of shape. So why would the Yankees be interested? I wouldn’t be.
I suppose some smarter people than me could look at all the positives in this. He’s used to the AL east, and knows the competition. I don’t know if that means he could dominate in the playoffs, but I don’t know if I would trust him right now.
The problem the Yankees have right now is that they could be desperate. I don’t know if they’ll be able to get through the postseason if they continue to have all these problems. This might be a risk they are FORCED into making out of need.
We’ll see what happens, but I’m not sold on these MLB Rumors surrounding Josh Beckett.