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Report: Someone Wants John Lackey?!?

BOSTON (CBS) – While nothing but bad news had been circling the Red Sox for the last month and a half, there is a glimmer of hope.

The San Diego Union Tribune is reporting the San Diego Padres have had internal discussions about trading for Red Sox starter John Lackey.

But, it will cost Boston. The Padres are only considering a possible trade if the Red Sox are willing to eat most of the $47.75 million the right-hander is owed over the next three seasons.

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Lackey, who turns 33 next week, is 26-23 with a 5.26 ERA in the first two years of a five-year, $82.5 million dollar deal he signed after the 2009 season. He posted a 12-12 record in 2011 with a 6.41 ERA, the worst ever by a Red Sox starter who pitched at least 120 innings.

He has been mentioned as one of the pitchers who were allegedly drinking beer and eating fried chicken in the clubhouse during games this past season.

In a statement through the team on Tuesday night, though, he denied ever drinking beer in the dugout.

Comments

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  1. George says:

    WHY WOULD WE WANT TO MAKE A STUPID MOVE LIKE THAT AND “EAT” 47.75M JUST TO GET RID OF LACKEY? THAT’S ABSURD !!!!!

    SO WE GET RID OF HIM EAT HIS “ENTIRE SALARY” AND HOPEFULLY GET SOMEONE FOR HIM WHICH WHO WE WILL HAVE TO PAY A SALARY FOR RIGHT? BOY, IF THIS IS CHERRINGTON’S IDEA OF A SMART TRADE THEN WE ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE

    BUY HIGH SELL LOW. THAT’S THE RED SOX MOTO.

    1. Sam says:

      If the Sox plan on going anywhere in the future, people like “Slacky Lacky” really do not have a place here. Sox made a bad deal in getting him to start with so no wonder it’s going to cost to get rid of this so called pitcher! He’ will do nothing but hurt this team in the long run, but, will most likely help the bottom end of most brewers!

  2. Freddie says:

    Perhaps he DIDN’T drink beer in the dugout, but the way he pitched, it looks like he was drinking on the mound. Have you noticed how the whole demeanor of the team changed when Lackey came to Boston? I wouldn’t wish him on any team, not even the Yankees. He needs to be trained to say: “Would you like fries with that”?

  3. George says:

    I suggest the following for the Red Sox this off season:
    – Trade Lackey & Salty for Zambrano & Soto (as part of the Theo compensation)
    (One headache for another and a pretty decent catcher in Soto)
    – Trade Crawford for Werth.
    – Resign Papelbon, Ortiz, Varitek & Scutaro.
    – Pick up Broxton. Pick up Bell if you can’t resign Papelbon.
    – Make Bard or Aceves a starter.

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