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Red Sox, Rangers hottest teams after Beckett

Updated: November 19, 2005, 1:53 PM ET
By Peter Gammons | Special to ESPN.com

The Florida Marlins annually find a way to put an entertaining team on the field. But the problems with funding a stadium -- complicated by the hurricanes of the last two years -- prevent them from being able to compete in the payroll levels of the Phillies and Mets.

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So to clear payroll and make it possible to sign Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera to long-term contracts, sources indicate that Florida is deep in trade discussions involving Josh Beckett ...

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