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Rival GM: Beckett has to go

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08:19 AM ET 08.21 | Boston fired its pitching coach Monday, highlighting the franchise's troubles on the hill. Time is running out before the non-waiver trade deadline, but the Red Sox need to try harder to trade Josh Beckett while they can. And while he still has value. ... One rival GM implored, "Boston's first priority has to be to trade Josh Beckett." That seems logical with unflattering stories adding up about a starting rotation that, collectively, has been surprisingly abysmal this year and a belief he is like a pied piper to the others in it. Besides, as that storyline goes, Beckett, might reclaim past form with a fresh start. "Beckett would do better if he went somewhere else," the exec said. "He'd be better in Texas," another executive surmised.

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August 21, 2012  08:20 AM ET

He won't be the only one..

August 21, 2012  08:24 AM ET

Stick a fork in him.

Better yet, stick an axe in him.

August 21, 2012  08:25 AM ET
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He won't be the only one..

Valentine will be gone after this year too.

August 21, 2012  08:26 AM ET

Unfortunately, both Texas teams will be int he AL next year. He needs to be traded out of the League. Ideally, he needs to be traded to a league where they don't count the 1st inning.

August 21, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Boston seems like the perfect place for him.

August 21, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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Boston seems like the perfect place for him.

I heard he wanted to join his friend Youk.

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August 21, 2012  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Boston seems like the perfect place for him.

Thanks

August 21, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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Wow this rival GM is quite the radical thinkerRival GM: The ball is round

He's been reading/listening to the Boston media.

August 21, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Beckett is gone, it's just a matter of the Sox finding out how much of his contract they are going to have to eat.

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August 21, 2012  08:55 AM ET

If I am Texas, Boston has to pay 75% of that salary for me to even consider it. And they don't get any of Texas' prime prospects. Texas would be doing them a huge favor, not the other way around.

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August 21, 2012  09:01 AM ET

It is surprising that LA is not being mention as a possible trade option for Beckett.

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