The door was opened for A-Rod when 2003 playoff hero
Beckett has delivered for Boston in much the same way he brought a championship to Florida, following decent regular seasons with exceptional postseason performances. He has been the ace that the Red Sox sought. Florida wanted Lowell gone in a cost-cutting purge, but he has turned out to be a much better performer in Boston than folks imagined after a slump-ridden season in Miami. Ramirez is everything Florida could have wanted, and more.