Found August 23, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Josh Beckett
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Josh Beckett, like many major leaguers this time of the year, has been placed on waivers, according to a report.'s Jon Heyman reports via Twitter that the Red Sox have placed the veteran right-hander on waivers, but he's not expected to be claimed. Josh Beckett is on trade waivers now. Competing execs don't expect him to be claimed. #redsox — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) August 23, 2012 If Beckett does go unclaimed, the Red Sox would be able to openly explore trading him before the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline. If the sources are wrong, and a team does claim...

Should Anyone Trade For Josh Beckett?

Pretty much every player in the Majors goes on waivers at some point in August, so the fact that Josh Beckett was placed on waivers isn’t really news. However, unlike most players in baseball, Beckett will almost certainly clear waivers, since he’s due approximately $4 million over the remainder of the 2012 season and $15.75 million in each of the next two seasons. Any team...

Report: Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford Yet to Waive No-Trade Clauses to Allow Deal With Dodgers to Proceed

The blockbuster deal between the Red Sox and Dodgers might be close, but there are still plenty of things that need to happen before the trade is official. As a player with 10 years of major league experience, five of which have been with the Sox, Josh Beckett has a built-in no-trade clause that he would have to waive or a deal to proceed. While Carl Crawford has not been with the...

Dodgers win waiver claims for Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett

The Los Angeles Dodgers quest to solidify a playoff spot continues, as the team has placed (and won) a waivers claim for 1B Adrian Gonzalez and starting pitcher Josh Beckett, both current disgruntled members of the Boston Red Sox. By claiming the two players, the Dodgers can open up trade talks with the Red Sox [...]

Red Sox shakeup is coming

  Beckett and Gonzalez’s days could be numbered here in Boston as the Dodgers are on the verge of acquiring them. Like we stated earlier, Adrian Gonzalez has been claimed off of waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and there has been more developments in this story within the past couple of hours. There is strong speculation among many sources that the Red Sox are on the verge...

Your Morning Dump... Where the winds of change are blowing

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Whether or not the deal goes down, we now have beyond-a-shadow-of-a-doubt proof that Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington is prepared to make like Michael Corleone taking out the heads of the other four...

Red Sox Proposed Blockbuster Deal Would Give Team Salary Cap Flexibility Going Forward (Video)

There's supposedly a deal in place that would send a number of Red Sox packing and bring in a whole bunch of prospects with tons of talent. But there is one unmistakable positive for Boston: the salary cap flexibility. If the proposed deal, which includes the likes of Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford, goes through it could save the Red Sox up to $270 million over...

Proposed deal signals chance of direction for Red Sox

Holy cow. A regular old day of playing out the string quickly turned into something astounding when news broke of the proposed nine-player megadeal that would send more than $270 million worth of Red Sox -- Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto -- to Los Angeles for first baseman James Loney and four prospects. The deal won't be complete until at least...

Potential BLOCKBUSTER deal in the works for the Red Sox

As the Red Sox head into a meaningless series against the Kansas City Royals, all eyes in Red Sox Nation are focused on another team wearing blue: The LA Dodgers. According to reports this afternoon the Dodgers has been awarded waiver claims to Adrian Gonzalez, AND Josh Beckett. The Sox now have 72 hours to [...]

Report: Dodgers & Red Sox reach agreement on Monster Trade

According to a report by insider Jon Heyman, the Dodgers and Red Sox have agreed to a deal what will send Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to Los Angeles for prospects. Per Heyman, the clubs are now just waiting on approval from Crawford, Beckett and commissioner Bud Selig. The Dodgers will reportedly cover nearly $271.5 million in combined salary for...

Dodgers and Red Sox complete blockbuster deal

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