Lyons, who began and ended his major league career as a Red Sox player, said he enjoyed his time in Boston but that the fans can sometimes be too hard on stars on their way out of town. So for fans to feel ill will toward Beckett in particular is nothing new.
“It’s kind of the way Manny [Ramirez] went out of town when we got him, too, and he went on to have the greatest second half of any player in the history of the game and was a huge difference-maker for us,” Lyons said. “You guys expect a lot of your superstar players. The same thing was said of Roger Clemens when he left and then went on to win four Cy Youngs up in Toronto. So yeah, you guys aren’t real happy with your star players when you kick them out of town.”
With optimism abounding, Tony Massarotti asked Lyons if he thinks this deal has the potential to be a major bust in a year and a half "
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