October 05, 2007
Goudey Trade-away #33: Blue Jays for Beckett
This trade comes in from Matt in Garland, Texas.
Giving: Josh Beckett, #67
Getting: Blue Jays team card, 1978 Topps
How good was Beckett Wednesday night? This trade almost seems plausible in the real world. I mean, based on his ALDS Game 1 performance. If you were Ray Hartsfield – manager of the 1978 Toronto Blue Jays – wouldn't you trade your entire roster for Josh Beckett? Granted, your entire roster would be in their fifties or sixties today, but so what?
Beckett could be a one-man expansion team, play his home games in old Exhibition Stadium, wear those old blue-stripe uniforms and pitch nine innings every single day and bat at least 27 times a game. He'd probably lose more than he won, but I bet he'd beat the Yankees. He's a certified Yankee-killer.