Josh Beckett may be on the other side of the United States, but that hasn't slowed down the talk about him around here. He blamed the Boston media for the perception of him over his year here . . . but Bob Ryan is having NONE of that.
Ryan states that Beckett has one -- ONE -- good season here in Boston.
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The Red Sox made a major splash with Tuesday’s Chris Sale, the second swap of the day after acquiring Tyler Thornburg from the Brewers.
While Boston had to give up top prospect Yoan Moncada and three other legitimate prospects in the trade, the deal gives them a very deep starting rotation that figures to see last offseason’s big acquisition -- David Price -- end up as Boston’s No. 3 starter.
Here’s what the reaction looked like as the trade came down:
CSN baseball analyst Lou Merloni gave the deal his stamp of approval.
Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan cautioned against thinking the Red Sox at a discount.
Blake Swihart was not one of the four prospects involved in the deal, and he’ll have a heck of a team to work with going forward.
In Tampa, Chris Archer realized the AL East has a new ace.
And one Sox fan pointed out that Dave Dombrowski has absolutely dumped out what was once a large and top-heavy chest of prospects.