Backup catcher Kelly Shoppach, who has quietly turned in a nice season for the Red Sox was traded to the New York Mets for Pedro Beato. Shoppach was rumored to be behind some clubhouse dissension. He was also ultimately expendable because he was a backup catcher and Ryan Lavarnway has done all he could in the minor leagues. It is time to give Lavarnway a chance at full-time work in Boston. Beato is a bullpen arm who was sent to the minor leagues for the time being.