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Report: Cubs continuing to be connected to John Lackey, Alex Gordon

It is no secret that the Chicago Cubs have holes to fill in both the outfield and starting rotation and as expected, the team is attempting to address those needs via free agency. Peter Gammons of passes along chatter from his sources, saying there is “a lot of John Lackey and Alex Gordon to […]
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Drawing Significant Interest

According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, there are at least half a dozen teams who have already shown some interest in signing free agent right-hander John Lackey. Teams that have at least checked in on John Lackey, per sources: #STLCards, #Cubs, #DBacks, #Rangers, #RedSox, #Dodgers. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 19, 2015 It was expected […]
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Are Reportedly Interested In Signing John Lackey

Beckett And LackeyWait a second! According to's Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox are among six MLB teams that have "checked in" on John Lackey. As you may recall, Lackey had one his best seasons last year for the Cardinals—pitching on the $507, 500 contract arranged by Boston. The  free-agent posted a 13-10 record in 2015—with a stellar 2.77 ERA. The 37-year old workhorse...
Via FenwayNation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals: John Lackey deal may be Mozeliak’s best

Good afternoon Cards fans and casual sports minds, This morning, the St. Louis Cardinals presented qualifying offers to Jason Heyward and John Lackey. Just business.The Heyward deal is a no brainer. If he decides to bolt for top dollar, the Cards will at least get a draft pick in return. Don’t think these draft picks are crap picks. The Cards got Michael Wacha and Stephen Piscotty...
Via STLSportsMinute
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals: How John Lackey has done with three days rest

After the St. Louis Cardinals dropped Game 3 of the NLDS to the Chicago Cubs despite scoring four runs off of the invincible Jake Arrieta, one could easily predict the hysteria and panic many would have on social media and Twitter.  As he teased prior to Game 3, leaving the door open for an appearance by John Lackey on three days rest, it did not take long after the loss for manager...
Via STLSportsMinute
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: looking back at the John Lackey trade

Oct 9, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey (41) reacts after a double play during game one of the NLDS against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports On July 31, 2014 General Manager John Mozeliak made a shocking trade. Starting pitcher Joe Kelly and utility player Allen Craig were dealt to Boston...
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

John Lackey Outduels Jon Lester In Battle Of Former Red Sox Pitchers (Videos)

Jon Lester and John Lackey know each other quite well from their days with the Boston Red Sox. However, their meeting Friday night was not a friendly reunion. The two were all business as they faced off in Game 1 of the National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. Both pitchers looked impressive, but Lackey and the Cardinals ultimately came away...
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

John Lackey Named Starter of NLDS Game 1 for St. Louis Cardinals

Starter John Lackey #41 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning at Busch Stadium on September 22, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Mandatory Credit: Dilip Vishwanat via ESPN/Getty Images) Earlier today, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that John Lackey would be their starter in game one of the National League Division Series Friday that pits...
Via The Sports Journal
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

John Lackey anchors Cardinals rotation

When Chris Carpenter finally retired after missing the 2013 season, I thought to myself: ‘this truly is the end of an era for Cardinals baseball.’ Growing up, Carpenter was my favorite pitcher to watch on the Cardinals because of his high level of intensity and competitiveness. When Carpenter retired I realized that it could be quite a while before we see another pitcher with...
Via STLSportsMinute
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Is John Lackey the ace of the Cardinals? 

     In a season where their pitching has been the constant, Cardinals’ righty John Lackey has certainly not been an exception. Game-by-game, day-in and day-out, the St. Louis pitchers give the team a chance to win, and again, Lackey is no omission. Clearly the veteran, but maybe the most polished of the team’s starters, Mr. Lackey has meant wonders to a staff that has endowed...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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