1. Ben Cherington will not make a major trade:
It’s all well and good to suggest trading Josh Beckett, who seems to be the first pick for every frustrated Sox fan’s get-him-gone team. Whether the perception is reality or not, he’s still the stubborn, underachieving embodiment of everything that has been wrong with this team since last September, and his 4-7 record doesn’t help. But any suggestion he needs to go needs to be tempered by his 10/5 rights and the fact he is unlikely to return anything resembling equal talent. Cherington isn’t going to deal Beckett or any other underachieving star. The best he can do is kick John Lackey out of the dugout.