Josh Beckett, Los Angeles Dodgers
Beckett was the ace of the staff when he led the Red Sox to a World Series championship in 2007, but he was also the poster boy for the team’s collapse in September of 2011. The righthander from Texas pitched for Boston from 2006 to 2012 after being traded to the Red Sox from the Florida Marlins on Thanksgiving 2005. Beckett recorded his 1,000th career strikeout in 2008 and his 100th career win in 2009 with the Sox, and was the first Red Sox pitcher to hit a home run in 35 years.
Beckett fell out of favor with fans in Boston in 2012 because of poor performance and his role in the previous season’s fried chicken and beer in the clubhouse scandal, and was traded to Los Angeles in August 2012. Beckett has been on the DL since May 13 after starting eight games this season for the Dodgers, going 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 43.1 innings. He underwent season-ending surgery on his neck later in July.