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Top of the Heap: Josh Beckett’s Isn’t Good, He’s Elite

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Every baseball fan knows who he is. But few appreciate him for what he is.  He’s an ace.  He’s one of, if not the best postseason pitcher of this decade. He’s won two World Series rings, including a World Series MVP and an ALCS MVP. He has won 20 games in a season. And he’s not even 30.

He represents his home state of Texas in archetypal fashion. Similar to his hard-throwing predecessors, Roger Clemens and Nolan Ryan, this right hander isn’t afraid to pitch inside, or even plunk a batter or two.  If he disagrees with a call, he has no problem scolding an umpire for a minute. 

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