MLB.com's Lyle Spencer talked to Angels starter John Lackey about the pitcher's ongoing extension talks. Lackey said, "They're not trying very hard." Lackey's agent submitted a proposal earlier this week, presumably above A.J. Burnett's $82.5MM over five years.
If Lackey and the Halos don't hammer something out, he'll presumably be the top free agent starter on the free agent market after the season.