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Could Josh Beckett Become a Kansas City Royal?

Josh Beckett is currently throwing a 5.97 ERA with 2 wins and 4 losses. That is not good enough, when you are making 17 million dollars a year. This could mean that the Boston Red Sox could cut Josh Beckett. Josh Beckett is also under heat because he said he was hurt and skipped a start but played golf the next day. In his last start he was booed and only lasted 2 innings, getting blasted giving up 7 runs. If he gets cut and put on waivers, no team will want to pay his 17 million dollar salary, meaning he will then become a free agent.

I believe Josh Beckett would we a great pickup for a small salary like 2-3 million per year. Josh Beckett would also better a huge upgrade over the struggling Luke Hochevar. Josh Beckett’s 5.97 ERA is not that bad comparing that Luke Hochevar’s ERA is 9.00, Jonathan Sanchez’s ERA is 6.75, and Bruce Chen’s ERA is only a little bit lower at 4.83.  This could also be Josh Beckett’s wake up call to return to his ace form, and to work harder giving KC a great pitcher for a great price.

Do you think Josh Beckett could be a Royal in the future?

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  • If the Royals could get Beckett for next to nothing, I would be in favor of the move. Not that I really care how a team spends their money, just that they improve.

    I really doubt the Sox cut him though.

  • True, but he still is 1000 times better than Hochevar.

  • I love the idea. Fits the Royals and GMDMs way of doing things. Price has to come down though. He would easily be the 2nd best pitcher on this team. I bet Josh would love a change of atmosphere too. Wonder if they would do a swap for Hochever.

  • If they would swap for Hoch and eat ~$15mil/year of his contract, I am all in favor of swapping.

  • If they cut him Boston is on the hook for all of the contract. The player is then signed for league minimum but the player chooses where they want to go, if they want to go anywhere

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