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5 Reasons the Boston Red Sox Shouldn't Get Rid of Josh Beckett
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Walking away from Josh Beckett is not the answer.

Boston Red Sox starter Josh Beckett has pitched miserably this season, but forcing him out of town would not be a wise decision.

Yes, Beckett's 4.97 ERA and 5-9 record have certainly hurt the Red Sox's playoff hopes. Although, his tribulations go further than balls and strikes.

Since last September, the right-hander has been booed off the mound. He's gotten heat for golfing after a skipped start. And it's hard to forget about the infamous beer and chicken scandal.

He's lost popularity with the Fenway faithful, but what exactly would the Red Sox gain by shipping the Texas hurler out of town?

As it turns out, not much.

Here is why Boston shouldn't get rid of Beckett.

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