John Lackey Rumors: Thursday

Yesterday we learned there’s a “very good chance” that the Red Sox will trade right-hander John Lackey in advance of this afternoon’s non-waiver trade deadline. The Royals, Indians, and Dodgers have been linked to the right-hander, while the Angels and Brewers are reportedly not pursuing him. The Marlins were also linked to Lackey, though reports on the likelihood of that deal vary from “zero chance” to the two sides still discussing potential deals. Here’s the latest Lackey buzz as the deadline looms…

Earlier Updates

  • The Pirates were known to have interest in Jon Lester before he was traded to Oakland, but prior to that trade today Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe said the Bucs were in on Lackey as well.  Cafardo also weighed in on previous interest from San Francisco, writing, “The Giants, who acquired [Jake] Peavy last weekend, were also in the hunt for another arm, and Lackey was also mentioned.”


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14 Comments on "John Lackey Rumors: Thursday"


1 year 1 month ago

I don’t see the reason for the Sox to move Lackey unless they want to go into a full rebuild. It’ll leave them completely barren in the rotation and they’ll be trotting out 4 rookies and Clay Buchholz in 2015. It just doesn’t make sense unless there is several more shoes to drop.

Travis2014
1 year 1 month ago

And jogging out 3 rookies is any better?

1 year 1 month ago

With a veteran presence like Lackey, yes. Also I’d expect them to make a starter this offseason which would limit them to 2 unexperienced which is something they might be able to get by with.

John Serroul
1 year 1 month ago

Even in rebuild, I doubt the Sox field that rotation. We have the money/horses to sign/trade others.

Seamaholic
1 year 1 month ago

Not a ton available in FA, but yeah, they could make some trades.

Better
1 year 1 month ago

Why not trade Buchholz? If a team would take Peavy surely someone would take Buchholz.

marlinsdoit
1 year 1 month ago

Rebuild in Boston is what I’ve been hearing. But, if I was a Red Sox fan, I would want to see him go.

John Kendall
1 year 1 month ago

If the return is a good one, why not trade Lackey. Buch and 4 rookies starting is a big leap considering that we do have an offseason to acquire a veteran pitcher, perhaps even Lester. I think this management staff knows what they are doing, just look at the hardware.

marlinsdoit
1 year 1 month ago

BTW.. As much as I like him, it doesn’t make sense. He would only be a rental. Not to mention I would not want to part with certain prospects that Boston is asking for.

d-blaqueqq
1 year 1 month ago

he’s worth 500,000 next year, barring an extension.

Tim
1 year 1 month ago

Kemp for Lackey and get the outfield all set with the addition of Cespedes

Hurdled Again
1 year 1 month ago

As much as the Dodgers have excess outfielders, I doubt they’d take that deal unless the Red Sox sweetened the pot.

d-blaqueqq
1 year 1 month ago

Miller, etc.

northsfbay
1 year 1 month ago

The Red Sox didn’t want to give Lester a 100+ mil contract. If they can sign Cespedes to an extension, he has a big upside.