On November 24, 2005 — 2005 – On Thanksgiving evening, the Boston Red Sox officially announce the acquisition of a potential ace from the Florida Marlins in right-handed pitcher Josh Beckett. Boston also adds third baseman Mike Lowell and right-handed reliever Guillermo Mota in the deal, while sending [minor league prospects shortstop Hanley Ramirez and right-handed pitchers Anibal Sanchez, Jesús Delgado and Harvey Garcia to the Marlins.

Beckett and Lowell will lead the Red sox to a World Series Title in 2007 and within a game of another World Series appearance in 2008.  Sanchez will eventually realize his talent in Detroit several years later and win an ERA title and is still an active player, Ramirez the 2006 NL Rookie of the year appeared to be a Cooperstown talent but fizzled out from greatness at age 26 and settled into a solid but unspectacular career.

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