In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to georom4's comment:
Beckett was the MAIN problem that led to the 2011 collapse and the disintergration of the starting staff in 2012....
What part of that isnt true Moon?
the fact that we had to give away our most productive player to package a deal to get this moron out of town doesnt bother you?
thats how bad he was...yes
Beckett nearly singlehandedly carried us through the 2007 playoffs. His influence then was catostrophic, right?
To think his teammates really were so negatively effected by his antics is foolish. (Plus, how are you so sure, it was them negatively influencing him? Just because he was the older guy?)
To me, the Dodger trade was more about dumping Crawford's 5 years left than Beckett's 2 years left. We also dumped Punto. Losing AGon hurt, but losing his $20M contract minimized the loss somewhat (how we spent some of it this winter not withstanding).
Beckett would have been much easier to deal away individually than CC. Yes, we'd have had to pay part of his deal, but it would have been much less than CC's.
Plus, why do you bash Ben so much, but then agree with the notion that trading Beckett was the sole reason he included AGon? Are you agreeing that Ben wanted Beckett out that badly? Does that mean you agreed with Ben on 1 thing?
heck yea i love the ben trade...the best thing he has ever done...ive only said that about a million times moon...i know im not a huge stat guy but dam pay some attention to what i have to say - it might be right from time to time ya know...