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08:15 AM ET 07.30 | Despite a nice win Sunday night over the Yankees, their would-be AL East rivals are clearly a flawed team. The dysfunctional 2012 Boston Red Sox are trying to rid themselves of a major piece of their 2011 meltdown: Josh Beckett. Boston officials have placed calls to teams including Texas and Atlanta within the last two days gauging interest in the right-hander, multiple major-league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Sunday. While no deal is imminent, Boston has indicated it is willing to eat money on the remaining two-plus years and approximately $37.3 million of Beckett's contract to facilitate a trade, the sources said. As time wanes, the likelihood against a Beckett deal before the Tuesday non-waiver trade deadline grows.

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July 30, 2012  08:16 AM ET

No thanks... I'd rather keep Feldman in the rotation.

July 30, 2012  08:19 AM ET

It is nice that they took the series in NY. But, it is time to shut down the season. Send Crawford to the surgeon. Trade whomever you can. Bring up the rookies.

July 30, 2012  08:48 AM ET

One article in Boston says they're trying to trade him and another says they aren't. At this point this isn't even news anymore. If or when they trade him let us know.

July 30, 2012  09:01 AM ET

I wouldn't give up the last guy on the single A bench for this p.o.s.

July 30, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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I wouldn't give up the last guy on the single A bench for this p.o.s.

He is more than a POS...he is a TREMENDOUS POS!

July 30, 2012  09:14 AM ET

...he is not so bad, just not worth what the sox paid....not even close....so if they eat money, may not be too bad a pickup for cheap price....change of scenery...

July 30, 2012  09:21 AM ET

Beckett doesn't want to be in Boston anymore....Boston doesn't want him...change of scenery is definitely in order here.....With Boston willing to eat some $$$$ some playoff contender will take a chance on a guy who is 7-3 lifetime in the playoffs with a 3.07 ERA.......

July 30, 2012  09:22 AM ET

Well Boston that was your season highlight this week end. Hope you enjoyed it. As for Beckett trade him to a National League team. He certainly can not pitch in the American League.

Some place like S.D.

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July 30, 2012  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Beckett doesn't want to be in Boston anymore....Boston doesn't want him...change of scenery is definitely in order here.....With Boston willing to eat some $$$$ some playoff contender will take a chance on a guy who is 7-3 lifetime in the playoffs with a 3.07 ERA.......

Hey Schultz. You team seems to have folded the tents in the last 3 weeks. Sorrry to see as I was hoping they would have made a run for it.

July 30, 2012  09:24 AM ET

Josh Beckett the new 'Ronco Rent A Pitcher' It slices, it dices it drinks beer in the clubhouse and eats chicken.

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July 30, 2012  09:41 AM ET

My understanding is that Beckett wants to be traded to a team with a fried chicken joint near the stadium.

July 30, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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My understanding is that Beckett wants to be traded to a team with a fried chicken joint near the stadium.

No shortage of those establishments down here.

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July 30, 2012  10:03 AM ET

the sox need to clean house. Build around lester and gonzalez. Time to trade ellsbury (no way the sox resign him at a decent price. He's got that **** agent). I'd also dangle pedoria out there and see what you can get in return.

I only wish dicek and lackey would disappear...

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