As you assuredly know by now, last night former Sox prospect Anibal Sanchez tossed a no-hitter—for Joe Girardi’s Marlins, who have a better shot at the playoffs than the Bostons. Because second guessing is our first priority, a look at the current status of The Trade:
Josh Beckett, 26: 14-10, 5.11 era, 176 ip, 165 h, 33 hr, 66 bb, 138 k
Anibal Sanchez, 22: 7-2, 2.89 era, 65 ip, 30 h, 7 hr, 39 bb, 53 k
Mike Lowell, 32: .286/.340/.474, 17 hr, 40 2b, 67 rbi
Hanley Ramirez, 22: .283/.347/.459, 13 hr, 35 2b, 104 r
Lowell has had a terrific year, and Beckett is still in his prime, with great potential. On the other hand….it looks like the Marlins might have two long-term, high-quality mainstays in Sanchez and Ramirez. We’re not quite prepared to say the Sox were fleeced. Yet. The Sox collapse this season certainly adds an unexpected dimension to any review.