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The Beckett Situation

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Beckett has more than one suitor for his services.  John Henry, remember him?  I do and let's just say he isn't on my christmas card list.  Anyway, his team is making a play for Josh.

The first part of the story is this: they need pitching and Beckett is the best pitcher, free agent or not, on the market.  Boston may also welcome Lowell to the fold.

For the Red Sox, Lowell would be a fit, at least positionally, because they have openings at both third base and first base given the free agent status of Bill Mueller and Kevin Millar. Nonetheless, the price tag could be steep: highly regarded shortstop prospect Hanley Ramirez and either right-hander Anibal Sanchez or left-hander Jon Lester, the latter of whom is more highly regarded than righty Jonathan Papelbon by some in the Red Sox organization.

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    The Sox deal would obviously save Florida more money given that none of the Sox prospects are earning major league salaries, but Blalock would give the Marlins an immediate replacement at third base.

Well that is fine and dandy with the playing third part but Blalock will probably be traded immediately after he is acquired.  He won't be a Marlin for more than a few days.

That's the Boston offer.  So now all we can do is grab the popcorn sit back and cheer for our favorite prospects, wherever they may be.

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