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.