Season of intrigue for Beckett

Red Sox ace could bag new deal by spring -- or be trade fodder by summer

Updated: January 22, 2010, 12:10 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

On the Herradura Ranch, Josh Beckett is literally master of his own domain -- 7,000 acres of what is reputed to be some of the finest hunting in south Texas, owned by Beckett Ventures Inc. It is a place for tracking white-tailed deer, quail, turkey, mourning doves, javelinas, bobcats and even the occasional coyote.

Hunting is Beckett's favorite form of relaxation -- he has said that if he didn't pitch for a living, he'd be a hunting guide -- and in good times it can be a lucrative ...

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