Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I see that the Boston Herald has turned on Beckett:

It has become the story of Beckett’s career since he led the Red Sox to the 2007 World Series. In 2008, he pitched through an oblique injury in the playoffs, but still went just 1-0 with an 8.79 ERA. He lost his only playoff start to the Angels in 2009. In his last four playoff starts, he’s 1-1 with a 7.71 ERA. And in his last two starts this season, both must-wins, he’s 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA. Barring some unforeseen relief appearance on two days’ rest, Beckett’s 2011 regular season is officially done. He finishes 13-7 with a 2.89 ERA. The historians will look at the numbers and consider it a success. But we’ll know better. When the Red Sox needed Josh Beckett most, he disappeared.

I say, there's more than enough blame to go around. But also, it's a little too early to be spreading blame, since there is still a chance a redemption, no matter how dwindling.


  1. seriously! i've seen some pretty off the wall comments today, and the general attitude is that the season is all but lost. some of the highlights are that francona will surely be fired, that lackey will be traded for pennies (which i'm happy to support), theo will be fired (hmmm), pedroia's heart wasn't in his comments last night (when has pedroia's heart ever been in question), that ellsbury failed the sox last night (ANYONE else, you might have an argument, but ellsbury in this late stretch? erm.), that CarlCrawford is to blame (CC has been consistently bad. it's not like at this late stage we're counting on him to turn it around).

    strangely... i see very little mention of adrian gonzalez. i'm not going to hate on him, as he has had an amazing season... but i would LOVE to see him have a hot night over the next 2 games. pitching isn't going to do it. if bedard goes 5 we'd be lucky. we NEED offense.

  2. Joel: agreed. And anyone who thinks that Pedroia doesn't go all out in anything he does or that Ellsbury failed (or isn't a MVP) by RUNNING INTO A WALL last night isn't a true Sox fan. And I say that as someone that has basically given up on the season.