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Gammons Still High on Josh Beckett
""The 16 wins were fine, but the 5.01 ERA and 36 gopher balls were a major disappointment to the Red Sox, who thought the 26-year old would be a No. 1 or 2 starter. The stuff is there; it's just that in New York and Toronto they can hit 97 mph gas into the streets. Next year he will make the adjustments, use his four-seamer, dominate down and away to right-handed batters and mix in his changeup better.
"Heart is not an issue, and Beckett finally crossed the 200-inning level. Now he has to learn to pitch, and the important thing is that he wants to be great." -- 10.21.06, Peter Gammons, ESPN Insider blog (by subscription)