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JOHN LACKEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

John Lackey Selling Huge 13-Room Fort Worth Mansion For $2.9M (Photos)

John Lackey is saying goodbye to the Lone Star State. The St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and Texas native is selling his spacious and rustic mansion in Fort Worth, Texas, for $2.9 million, according to Realtor.com. The massive 10,000 square-foot-home sits on more than an acre of land and boasts five bedrooms to go along with five bathrooms and two and a half...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey’s 2015 MLB Minimum Contract Could Be Reworked By Cardinals

This embed is invalid" /> ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals have John Lackey at a bargain price next season, but they might be willing to sweeten the deal. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Wednesday he’d meet with Lackey’s agent at the Major League Baseball winter meetings next week in San Diego. “I wouldn’t rule anything out there,...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals GM not opposed to improving Lackey deal

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have John Lackey at a bargain price next season, but may be willing to sweeten the deal. General manager John Mozeliak said Wednesday he'd meet with the agent for the 36-year-old right-hander at the winter meetings next week. Lackey's contract calls for a $500,000 salary next season, the major league minimum, because he missed the 2012 season...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Exercise John Lackey’s Major League Minimum Option

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals have exercised their 2015 contract option on pitcher John Lackey, which is at the major league minimum. The right-hander agreed to an $82.5 million, five-year contract with the Boston Red Sox in December 2009 that contained a provision for a conditional team option at the minimum if he missed a season due to specified injury. Lackey did not pitch...
Via NESN.com
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tomorrow we get to see if the Cardinals' John Lackey really is a big game pitcher

After splitting the first two games of the NLDS, in part due to an improbable comeback in game one against the NL's best pitcher and likely Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw, the Cardinals return home for two games starting Monday night.Taking the mound for the Cardinals is John Lackey, otherwise known as the guy the Cards traded both Allen Craig and Joe Kelly for back in July...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The best gift ever exchanged for a jersey number?

When John Lackey was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals at the deadline, he was confronted with a conundrum, a relatively minor one in the grand scheme of things, but a conundrum nevertheless. Lackey, much like many of his professional sports-playing contemporaries — especially baseball players — apparently is something […] The post John Lackey gave Pat...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lackey says he will play for league minimum next season

John Lackey has officially been a St. Louis Cardinal for just a shade over 24 hours, but he’s already committing to his new ballclub for another year. The Cardinals acquired the right-hander from the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, and with Lackey, came his funky contract. When Lackey signed with Boston as a free agent before the 2010 season, the Red Sox tacked on a club option for...
Via NESN.com
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lackey Wants Trade; Royals And Marlins Spots?

Multiple sources have reported this afternoon that John Lackey is "demanding" a trade from the Red Sox. The reasons for the demand are unclear. Earlier today, the Miami Marlins expressed interest in Lackey as a solid starting option that would be more than just a 2-month rental. Those rumors have since been at least partially quashed. Also earlier today, the Kansas City...
Via FenwayNation
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey May Also Be On The Trading Block

(Getty Images)Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe (AKA John Henry's Journalistic Plaything) reports that there has been "lots of interest" in a trade for Red Sox starter John Lackey. While Boston would prefer to deal Jake Peavy, Lackey (and his minuscule $500,000 contract for 2015) could actually bring back more value to The Carmine Hose. Lackey has also pitched much better...
Via FenwayNation
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey facing possible retirement

(AP)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer John Lackey signed a 5-year, $82.5 million deal with the Red Sox back in 2010. Within that deal there was a tiny clause.This clause stated that if he missed significant time with an arm injury, the Red Sox would have the option to extend his contract into 2015 while only paying him a league minimum salary.That would amount to $256K (after...
Via RedSoxLife
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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