Posted on: June 4, 2009 9:49 am
Edited on: June 4, 2009 9:51 am

The Beckett bashing?

Not sure if it is just Red Sox haters, or Beckett haters, but either way, give me a break.  After a rough April, he has settled down and pitched extremely well.  Since the start of May, he has given up 9 earned runs over 41.2 innings, that is an era of 1.97  Hardly worthy of panic.  Or put another way: 

Josh Beckett thus far:   Wins 6, Losses 2, ERA 4.09, strike outs: 68, Innings pitched 70.1

CC Sabathia thus far:   Wins 5. Losses 3, ERA 3.46  strike outs: 56, Innings pitched 78
 So where is the panic. 

Seems the Sox ace is on pace to match or beat the Yankees ace.  And for 4 million dollars less.  Yet we keep hearing the comments and seeing the threads started, Beckett is done, has no fastball, giving up too many hits.  The guy has been, is and will continue to be an ace.  If he was a free agent tomorrow, the Yankees would be offering him the world to come play in the Bronx. 

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