Is John Lackey worth keeping?
Fri, 2 Nov 2012|
With Angels righty Dan Haren being readily made available, is John Lackey destined to be shipped out?
Part of this idea was voted out there by the right daily times -- possible if I may -- would take John lackeys contract if the Red Sox. We take Vernon wells' contract along Whitney and -- -- well a couple years left here has one year left. Now it's time for the cure for you presumably those who feel we did like 75 accommodations all guaranteed in ten minutes to -- -- -- Crawford. Did it just the load this field when he won the over the next five years so what did we all remember what he did. That's the agreement misdeeds are you able Vernon Wells has two years left. Two when he threw batting average 35 home runs and five RBIs and -- and I believe that guys here. -- Shell of himself. They get that government. Can whip welcomed exporting its club -- Steve Buckley of The Herald. Any idea what you would do that's not what what you -- would you do this deal not a chance. Crawford only sucked when he came to Boston. And I think you on sucked when he goes someplace else. This guy's been trending -- now for several years I don't see how a change of scenery is gonna help him regain the -- magic Missouri had a couple of changes injuries don't know I would. My knee jerk reaction was yes because I'm so eager to credit John Lackey I just think they need to move on from that. -- like immediately you go. Deceptive type of what this football -- bring a lot of three months and it is going to be grip was -- divot on his side besides if you're. Played about -- plays the outfield. Well yeah I mean I think it's a different situation I mean I think that whole Red Sox team needs a whole reboot the I believe that the Patriots need just one guy I mean I I think. And it to lead Sox slugger rhythm so what he's up a -- I -- but I think the influence a lack makes me get better this guy failure Danny Haren. Yeah -- that I did you revealed today so we'll take lacking in that I think that that's just my knee jerk reaction but you're right Byrd wasn't so bad sold. Okay so what's the use -- possibility that wacky bounces back next year I hate to say I want again what you do I -- -- fourteen games he's healthy. I don't think he nearly as big that your next year because terrible wrapped up -- aluminum foil and number two if he gets off anything why. Pointing -- that he will get killed by the fan base as they welcome letters if you view it as they got it has to go right to let you viewed it just expected. That you do the deal because he just has to go just don't want him around not a big fan John Lackey. Used to be very good president but I do agree with you letting me come back here and give you innings I think everybody's gonna give you lol three -- maybe a little four ERA in an area that think there was this. If you could take on a bad contract the gate for the player that you want immediately want is in here he's simply pitchers. After a year Dan Haren is gone and you're still stuck with a bad contracts the Dodgers took Josh Beckett. Because when he leaves you still have -- -- college you still have the prize for the three point is -- all this happened with. One goal or role and they can pick up Mike when it's his contact a few years back that's. Sports outlet and a message that went off the air getting little lackeys to get him away from Lester I think that's absolutely. I agree with that what was the issue it up each if you bring -- different because of that reason than you do the deal but. Well I don't know I don't pick up trash for longer than to pick up the guy that you actually want. When you had Herron and -- together next year it's like 39 million dollar net that's his job has -- a better way to get credit John Lackey without taking on 39 million dollars salary. But -- the Red Sox. -- met him at any cost the magical for the exact reason don't he said off the air. Bad for business move -- so probably I got here with a couple of years the wells. Blowing around the -- also and I'll -- -- that I mean I don't go well and I thought I would go balls out find another way go to -- little what did you. Though Lackey his first year Boston was was the spiral last year here right so. He had 47 -- the first step the second half of the year he had 397. ERA in me no. You this last year and Tommy John with a bad elbow. If he can give you 200 plus innings and and the pitching coach after happier turned his season around -- -- a sub four. I think it's intriguing I think it's worth the shock is night and give you guidance if you call before the -- that's still pretty valuable. I think -- just camp would this mean you're not the only one of them the Red Sox have been saying this for months Peter Gammons are saying is -- months ago. That Lackey coming back next year given your winnings and -- stuff that you don't have -- but guttural reaction like oh I don't hit this guy and actually a little let us get up. You're like why are accepting bring him back because I think innings are important wanted innings with someone that you might be might as -- yeah. Do you look at you you are not allowing us to say is that what the fifth guy can win switching games. I think that's the biggest thing here you get in not letting us put that on the table that's why you bring him back.