'I'm a fence-sitter on the Beckett trade':
From Reader No. 1:
"I'm a fence-sitter on the Beckett trade.
Beckett is a good but far from great pitcher with notable pluses and minuses. I would be careful with the Pedro comparison, because Beckett is no Pedro and almost certainly never will be, 2003 World Series notwithstanding. Nevertheless, he's a reasonable addition if his arm isn't shot (Big IF!!!!) For the next two years, Beckett is 9 years younger than Pedro and he is $7-$10 million cheaper for each of the next 2 years. Even adding in the difference between Lowell's salary and what they'd have paid Bill Mueller for the next 2 years, there's a financial savings to the Sox if his arm is OK!!!)."