(Update 12/17): After the Red Sox went out and signed John Lackey to a five-year/$82.5 million contract, GM Theo Epstein texted this interesting nugget to Josh Beckett, who will be a free agent at the end of the season: ôI sent Josh a text message as we were finalizing John LackeyÆs deal,ö Epstein said. ôI just told him, æSome might speculate this might mean the end for you in Boston.Æ
I said, æDonÆt listen to them. YouÆre a huge part of what we have going on here. We love it if it worked out if youÆre a huge part of our future, as well. The most important thing is that we have one heck of a pitching staff right now.Æ
He texted back. He was very excited about the sign. He knows John a little bit. he thinks heÆs a good man and a great pitcher and heÆs re ...
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