Who Came Out Ahead on Hanley Ramirez for Josh Beckett Deal?

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Sep 27, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Wade Miley (36) in the dugout after the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox End of the Trade:

Mota would never play a game for the Red Sox, as they dealt him, along with Andy Marte, Kelly Shoppach, to the Cleveland Indians for Coco Crisp, David Riske, and Josh Bard.

At consummation of the trade, the deal was viewed by many as a win for both sides. That view was not changed as Hanley emerged into a superstar with the Fish and the Sox went on to win the 2007 championship with Crisp, Beckett and Lowell, with the Lowell being the World Series MVP.

Lowell went on playing with the Sox through the 2010 season, posting a 9.4 fWAR in his 5 seasons with the Sox. Beckett pitched for the Sox for over 6 and a half years, posting a 25.8 fWAR in that span as well as being apart of Beer&Chicken Gate (we throw a gate after every scandal in New England, right?).

Crisp posted a 8.1 fWAR for the Sox in 4 years, before being traded for Ramon Ramirez, who posted a 0.6 for the Sox, before he was eventually dealt as well.

Wanting to rid of a disruptive clubhouse distractions and clear payroll, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, Nick Punto, and cash considerations were traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 for James Loney, Ivan DeJesus, Jr., Allen Webster, and two players to be named later (turned out to be Rubby De La Rosa and Jerry Sands.)

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  • Loney, DeJesus Jr, and Sands were all with the Sox for just the two months, posting a collective -0.4 fWAR. Webster and De La Rosa posted a collective 1.1 fWAR with the Sox before being dealt to the Diamondbacks for Wade Miley this offseason.

    So nearly 10-years after trading Hanley Ramirez to the Marlins, the Sox came away with a 44.6 fWAR, Wade Miley, and most importantly the 2007 World Series. They have also brought Hanley back to their organization, in hopes he can lead them to another World Series.

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