Trying to clear up cap room to sign Willis and Cabrera. To get Beckett, 'whomever' would have to take on Lowell's contract too (18 mil).
Right now, the two teams hottest on Beckett are Texas and Boston. The Rangers would deal third baseman Hank Blalock, but thus far have balked at dealing either of their two prize pitchers, John Danks or Thomas Diamond. From the Red Sox, the Marlins want shortstop Hanley Ramirez and a young pitcher, either Jon Lester or Anibel Sanchez.
No surprise there.The three teams interested in Delgado are the Orioles, Mets and Yankees.