Josh Beckett hasn't just driven a wedge between himself and Red Sox Nation; he's driven a wedge between himself and any sense of a trade market. Boston is in a tough position -- the city and the team management.
For what many consider baseball's best team on paper, there are still concerns. Start with Daisuke Matsuzaka and his changed regimen, or Josh Beckett and what appears to be a loss of command. Can the Red Sox get them right?
Many see the Boston Red Sox as baseball's team to beat. But that assumes bounce-back years from two players many consider anchors. So what kind of anchors will Josh Beckett and John Lackey be? The good kind, or the ones that hold you back?