Beckett echoed the statement. “We were very talented,” he said. “We should have played better. That’s what I told Ben Cherington. I don’t think that he wants to trade away everybody. I just think we made it impossible for him not to do that by not playing well.
“I’m as big a part of that as anybody. That’s not what they wanted to do. They wanted Adrian to stay. They wanted me to stay. They wanted Nick [Punto] to stay. They wanted Carl [Crawford] to stay. We just didn’t do our jobs.”
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