Yahoo’s Jeff Passan On The DA Show: Nobody Wants Beckett

August 2, 2012 12:00 AM
Yahoo’s Jeff Passan On The DA Show: Nobody Wants Beckett
" BOSTON (CBS) –Josh Beckett remained with the Red Sox after Tuesday’s MLB Trade Deadline, much to the chagrin of Boston fans.

Many of them blame Beckett for the “toxic” atmosphere in the Red Sox clubhouse, a sentiment Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan said the team’s ownership also feels.

Passan joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s The D.A. Show Wednesday night, and said it’s pretty simple why Beckett is still a member of the Boston Red Sox.

“Because nobody wants him,” Passan said. “There is a difference between being able to move him, and to move him for what they think is the right price. I think there is definitely some personal feelings involved with this one where they don’t want to eat the entirety of the contract. They know how bad that would look, and they know that extension – even at the time – a lot of people thought it was too much for Josh Beckett to be getting "

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