Monday, December 14, 2009

Welcome to Boston John Lackey?

Supposedly the dude is getting phsyical with some Boston docs so all things are pointing to having Johnny boy locked up for the next 5 years at $85M. 2 years ago I was at Fenway when Lackey dominated the Sox for 8 innings until Youk popped a meaningless 2-run jack in the 9th. Since then whenever someone has brought his name up, I refer to that start. Now that right there is the worst baseball logic you can possibly have, but judging by Lack's asking price, I'm not the only one who thinks the guy can toss some good cheese. As of right now, The Boston Red Sox have a killer rotation:
  1. Lester
  2. Beckett
  3. Lackey
  4. Dice
  5. Buchholz
  6. Wakefield

Uh oh. That's 6. Chances are you don't sign a guy like Lackey and expect to place him in a 6 man rotation. More things to come?? I'm thinking yes.


BBG said...

nope, they need 6. Look what happened this year! All the buzz was that they had TOO much pitching. Then they started dropping like flies. Smoltz crashing & burning; Dice K too fat & out of shape; and having to hustle & get Byrd back! Wasn't Lester out for a time? And of course, Wakefield's back! No, they need 6. And 6 might be too little....

Jon said...

You're forgetting THE BOOF! You can't predict injuries and you can only feasibly carry so many starters. 5 plus Boof leaves someone out.

BBG said...

Boof will be bullpen or used in another trade...that's my story & I'm stickin' to it!