Monday, December 14, 2009

Boston's Lucky Lackey?

This, from fox dot com, just a few minutes ago...

"Free-agent right-hander John Lackey underwent a physical Monday with the Red Sox, an indication that he is close to an agreement with the team, according to a major-league source.
The deal is expected to be similar to the five-year, $82.5 million contract that the Yankees awarded free-agent right-hander A.J. Burnett last winter.
The Red Sox generally do not like to award five-year contracts, which is one of the sticking points in their negotiations with free-agent left fielder Jason Bay. It is not known whether they would guarantee Lackey five years, or award him a three- or four-year deal with options.
The signing of Lackey would represent the Red Sox's second major move of the offseason; the team earlier signed free-agent shortstop Marco Scutaro to a two-year, $12 million contract."

What a rotation the Boston Red Sox will have if this deal goes through. Lackey is a tough competitor and will be a superb number 3 (2?) starter with Beckett and Lester. GOOD JOB, Theo! Now, a bat, a big one with a couple bullpen arms.

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