// John Lackey

Red Sox 2012 Starting Rotation Preview: Mystery Pitcher #5

The Red Sox sure made things easy by not acquiring an obvious fifth starting pitcher. On a not completely unrelated note, here are some pitchers who will probably attempt to start games for the Red Sox this year: Felix Doubront: This seems like a somewhat logical choice. He’s young (24) and a lefty. He’s also […]

Red Sox Ink Jarrod Saltalamacchia to One-Year, $2.5 Million Deal

Jason Varitek is gone. Now it’s Jarrod Saltalamacchia‘s turn. The Red Sox signed Saltalamacchia to a one-year, $2.5 million contract Sunday, the Boston Globe reported, avoiding arbitration and giving Saltalamacchia a $1.75 million bump over his 2011 salary.

Bobby Valentine Hiring Process Yet Another Misstep By Management

WEEI Red Sox reporter Alex Speier reported Wednesday that Bobby Valentine’s hiring as the new manager flies in the face of an administrative promise made earlier in the off-season that the team would not go after a disciplinarian. While the report did not state who made the promise or to which player, a similar report […]

Ben Cherington’s Task List: Hire a Manager, Replace Papelbon & Drew

With the end of the Theo Epstein era in Boston comes the beginning of Ben Cherington’s reign as general manager. Born in New Hampshire, Cherington was raised as a Red Sox fan throughout his childhood, often imitating the batting stances of favorite players like Jim Rice. His mind was always his most impressive feature, memorizing […]

Should the Red Sox Trade Kevin Youkilis?

In the wake of the dramatic September collapse by the Boston Red Sox, a sea of changes has come in waves, one after another: manager Terry Francona is gone, general manager Theo Epstein has departed for Chicago, Ben Cherington was announced as the new GM, and John Lackey will undergo Tommy John surgery. Amid these […]

John Lackey to Have Tommy John Surgery

At today’s Red Sox press conference, new GM Ben Cherington made his first big announcement in his new position as he announced that SP John Lackey will undergo Tommy John surgery and will most likely miss the entire 2012 season. Lackey put together one of the worst seasons in baseball history with a 12-12 record […]

How Can the Red Sox Trade John Lackey?

When the Red Sox signed John Lackey to an $82.5 million contract following the 2009 season, they had their sights set on establishing a trio of aces for the next several years. Lackey would be joining a rotation with Josh Beckett and Jon Lester, giving the Red Sox a team strength in pitching. However, things […]

Report: Beckett, Lackey, Lester Drank Beer in Dugout During Games

UPDATE (11:45 p.m.) – The Red Sox have denied the report that said Josh Beckett, John Lackey and Jon Lester drank beer in the dugout during games. Beckett, Lackey, Lester and former manager Terry Francona all issued statements through the team. “I cannot let this allegation go without response; enough is enough,” Beckett said in […]

Video: Taiwanese NMA-TV Animation Recaps Epic Red Sox Collapse

In case you somehow forgot what happened to the Red Sox during the 2011 season, Tawain’s NMA-TV put together a little computer animation video. The video features David Ortiz with a hobo’s bindle, Theo Epstein with a Chicago Cubs briefcase, the ghost of Babe Ruth, and of course, fat versions of Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, […]

Beckett, Lackey, Lester Drank Beer, Played Video Games, Ate Fried Chicken During Games

In a bombshell report released by the Boston Globe regarding the historic Red Sox September collapse, reporter Bob Hohler revealed that starting pitchers Josh Beckett, John Lackey and Jon Lester (who were all joined at times by Clay Buchholz) drank beer in the clubhouse, ate fried chicken, and played video games during games on their […]

Red Sox Erred in Firing Francona, Should Cut Epstein Loose

It’s too late to undo firing Terry Francona, a rash decision born from the kind of rabid bloodlust that few fanbases besides Boston’s are capable of. But if John Henry wants to cut out the true cause of the Red Sox’s historic collapse, he needs to go one level higher and axe Theo Epstein. Player […]

2011 Red Sox: Don’t Blame the Game, Blame the Player(s)

The 2011 season is the low-point for the John Henry-owned Red Sox. Not since 2003 has Red Sox Nation faced such a tragedy. This year, however, there was no Aaron Boone moment to provide a quick death to Boston’s World Series ambitions. This was a death by a thousand paper cuts. Eight-year manager Terry Francona […]

Report: Red Sox Pitchers Drank Beer During Games on Their Off Days

I know, you’re reading the headline and saying… so? Babe Ruth probably did the same thing back when he was a Red Sox pitcher in the 1910′s. But then again, he was Babe Ruth. He hit 714 career home runs and finished with a 2.28 career ERA with 107 complete games. According to the Boston […]

TMZ: John Lackey Files For Divorce From Wife Krista

Like him or not, John Lackey has been really bad this season. How bad? He’s sporting an ERA of 6.41 over 160.0 innings, the worst ERA in the bigs this season by more than .5 runs (min. 100 innings). Could we now have a reason for his horrendous season? Earlier this season, we found out […]

Ellsbury’s 3-Run Home Run in 14th Downs Yankees

Ellsbury Lifts Red Sox As the Red Sox playoff hopes are dwindling by the minute, Jacoby Ellsbury kept the Red sox head above water late Sunday night belting a three-run home run in the top of the 14th inning to down the Yankees 7-4. Lackey Slow Start, Strong Finish John Lackey took the mound in […]