Suck on Opening Day, Then Get $68 Million

Ok, so that's not entirely fair — or fair at all, actually — but Josh Beckett has agreed to a four-year, $68 million extension with the Red Sox, joining Jon Lester, John Lackey and Clay Buchholz under team control through 2014.

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  • Congrats to Beckett and the Red Sox.
    May he never post an ERA under 5 again!

    AndrewYF April 5, 2010, 1:06 pm
  • Stay healthy fellas…
    That’s quite a front three when not banged up.

    SF April 5, 2010, 3:44 pm
  • Pedroia jokingly said that Beckett (and Lackey for that matter) would have signed for league minimum just so they wouldn’t have to face him on a regular basis.
    hahahaha.

    Brad April 5, 2010, 4:10 pm
  • “That’s quite a front three when not banged up”
    Indeed it is. Makes me sick.

    IronHorse (YF) April 5, 2010, 4:27 pm
  • C.C. Sabathia sucked on Opening Day against the Orioles in 2009, and blew a big lead on opening Day 2010. I guess the Yankees shouldn’t have signed him to that contract.

    Hudson April 5, 2010, 4:39 pm
  • Dude. Joke.

    Paul SF April 5, 2010, 5:09 pm
  • > Pedroia jokingly said
    I am compelled to agree that Dustin Pedroia is a fantastic asset to the game of baseball, on the field and on the microphone.
    My gosh I despise that funny, talented, height-challenged sonuvabeach.

    attackgerbil April 5, 2010, 5:11 pm
  • I’m still trying to figure out how the 15th largest market in baseball can afford such a lavish contract??? ;)

    krueg April 5, 2010, 6:59 pm
  • Pedroia’s quote made me laugh really hard this morning.

    Atheose - SF April 6, 2010, 7:46 am
  • I look forward to watching Beckett’s inevitable decline under this deal. Looked like his fastball is already in decline Sunday.

    El Notational April 6, 2010, 11:03 am
  • Looked like his fastball is already in decline Sunday.
    It’s the first game of the season. Lincecum was only hitting 93 last night too.

    Atheose - SF April 6, 2010, 2:05 pm

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