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Jon Jay, Matt Holliday come through in the 7th to back up John Lackey as Cardinals win 3-2

John Lackey got the start for the Cardinals in the series opener Monday night in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. A newly acquired Cardinals’ pitcher didn’t seem to mind Cardinal killer Pedro Alvarez. Alvarez gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead in the Bottom of the 2nd. That was his 18th home run of the season and his 15th career home run against the Cardinals. But that would be the only...
Via Cardinals Farm
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Gift Ever in Trade For Jersey Number

John Lackey was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals right before the MLB Trade Deadline. Lackey, like many of his fellow athletes has a superstition about his jersey number or he just loves it that much. Pat Neshek decided to give Lackey the desired jersey number and what he got in return was a gift that was well worth it. Neshek received a Babe Ruth autographed...
Via Sports Mockery
12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Gave Babe Ruth Autographed Ball To Teammate For Jersey Number (Photo)

John Lackey is universally regarded as a good teammate, and the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher showed why to one of his new teammates. When Lackey was traded from the Boston Red Sox to St. Louis, there was a problem: Lackey’s No. 41 jersey was already being worn by Cardinals reliever Pat Neshek. Of course, jersey numbers are often for sale and could be had for the right price. Lackey...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing John Lackey’s Cardinal Debut

With rumors swirling that the Cardinals were finalists in the bid to acquire David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays, a trade for John Lackey from the Boston Red Sox at first seemed a little, well, lackluster (I’m so sorry for that pun). However, a deeper look at just what Lackey achieved for Boston prior to the deal showed just how big of a pickup he could be for the defending National...
Via Cardinals Farm
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals look forward to Lackey's debut at Busch

Plugging John Lackey's .093 career batting average into the lineup is unlikely to help the St. Louis Cardinals continue digging themselves out of an offensive funk. Good thing he brings with him an 18-10 record and 3.07 ERA against NL teams. Lackey was brought to St. Louis to bolster the starting staff and help track down the Milwaukee Brewers, and he'll get an opportunity...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 03, 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...
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey Trade An Attempt By Red Sox To Strike While Iron Is Hot

John Lackey’s trade value has never been higher, at least since he arrived in Boston. The Red Sox decided to strike while the iron is hot. The Red Sox traded Lackey and minor league pitcher Corey Littrell to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday in exchange for first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly. The deal nets the Red Sox two younger assets while enhancing...
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lackey to St. Louis

John Lackey (Credit Associated Press) The Boston Red Sox must either be very high on their pitching prospects or really think that a few bats will be what turns them around. They’ve traded away the men who started their first four games of the season within a matter if weeks (Lester, Lackey, Doubront and Peavy). According to Jon Heyman of CBS sports, the Red Sox are sending John...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 31, 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
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