Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell acquired
On Nov. 24, 2005, while Theo Epstein was away from the team, Ben Cherington, Jed Hoyer and Larry Lucchino helped broker the Josh Beckett trade with the Marlins. The Red Sox sent shortstop Hanley Ramirez, along with minor leaguers Anibal Sanchez, Harvey Garcia, and Jesus Delgado to Florida for righthander Josh Beckett and third baseman Mike Lowell. Beckett led the Red Sox in their drive to a World Series title in 2007 by going 20-7 with a 3.27 ERA. Mike Lowell, who retired at the end of the 2010 season, was a fan favorite during his time with Boston. Hanley Ramirez continues to be a perennial NL All-Star with the Marlins.