In response to georom4's comment:
Jim was lamenting the trade moon...and you are still making excuses for beckett's inconsistencies...
No, others were saying his inconsistencies were a result of being out of shape and or his attitude manefested by the beer and chicken gate.
I recognize we are all human. Beckett might have done better had he stayed in better shape- he might not. I'm not making any excuses, because I don't really know if there is a reason or reasons why he did poorly every other year.
i gess if you cant sabermetric it, you cant analyze it...
I have never said he did good or great every year. I never said he was worth the money of the extension. I am just saying that many here seem to be forgetting how he led us to a ring. Is anyone blaming Schill for being too heavy in 2008 and costing us $8M (big money back then) for no innings? I know I am not.
yea he was great in 2007, but he has cost us more than a few seasons..especially 2011
This is what really irks me. Without Beckett's 2011 season, we never come close to making the playoffs. Just because the very few bad games he had in 2011 came at the end, you say he "cost us". That is totally absurd, and it is you who is now "making excuses" by blaming our best pitcher that season for our loss.
any opinion of beckett's career without mentioning his work ethic, attitude, and corosive influence is a joke...
How was his attitude in 2003 and 2007? How was Reggie Jackson's attitude? You are over-valuing the influence of one player's attitude on a team. If we had 5 Beckett's on our staff, we'd have many more rings right now. That's not an excuse: that's a fact.