November 4, 2009

Beckett To Meet With Sox Re Contract

Josh Beckett and his agent will meet with Theo Epstein in the next few weeks to discuss Beckett's future in Boston.

Beckett signed a 3/30 extension in mid-2006 and the club option for 2010 will pay him $12. He turns 30 next May.
I want to see where they're going, if I'm even in their plans. If I'm not it was an awesome run. I really haven't sat down and thought about it too much, but at the end of the year we will sit down and at least have a talk.
I assume Beckett is expecting (at least) something similar to what A.J. Burnett got from the Yankees (5/82.5). A five-year deal would cover Beckett's age 31-35 seasons. (SoSH discusses the pros and cons.)

4 comments:

FenFan said...

Oh, to have a window into the Sox FO and see what plans Theo and the gang have in mind...

Would the Sox succeed with an offer of $15 million for five seasons, and maybe throwing a team option for a sixth season? That might be a deal that's beneficial to both sides, even if they get three good years out of him from that.

Durability is always the question but, for the most part, he has demonstrated that here in Boston.

Ish said...

Is it 7:57 yet?

Ish said...

Rain is forecast for tomorrow night in New York. So, the Phillies win and Game 7 happens, perhaps it doesn't happen until Friday night which means Cliff Lee could start!

I like that scenario.

Pokerwolf said...

Beckett signed a 3/30 extension in mid-2006 and the club option for 2010 will pay him $12.

Man, I've heard of hometown discounts, but twelve bucks? Even Theo isn't THAT good. ;)