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Pitching, Pitching, Pitching

You’ve heard the old saw that the three most important things in real estate are location, location, location?  While pitching doesn’t quite rate like that in baseball, it’s pretty close.  The way the Cardinals have been going lately, pitching isn’t something they’ll be worrying about. Save for John Lackey ‘s game on Sunday, where he admitted he [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Random Money Items For Those Who Like Money

Like any good baseball nerd, I was trying to figure out just how to contextualize just what a bargain the Cardinals are getting paying John Lackey only 500K this season. After all, he’s a bulldog who’s pitched 117 innings in the postseason alone (posting a 3.08 ERA, BTW). Plus he’s just the right type of intense: OK, John Lackey is one bad man. He just talked his way into...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lackey pitches into fifth in Cardinals' win

SARASOTA, Fla. -- John Lackey worked into the fifth inning in his second spring start, allowing five runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 on Sunday. Adam Jones homered twice for Baltimore, driving in four runs and Manny Machado hit a solo home run. Jones' first home run came in the fourth off Lackey. His second was a three-run shot in the fifth off Mitch...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game #17: St. Louis Cardinals at Baltimore Orioles

Center fielders Jay and Jones are staples in their respective lineups. Game Time: 12:05 pm CDT @ Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FloridaTelevision: NoneRadio: KMOX 1120Starting Pitching ProbablesJohn Lackey (0-0, 3 IP, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP) vs. Bud Norris (0-3, 7.2 IP, 11.74 ERA, 2.35 WHIP)Cardinals LineupTBAAvailable Pitchers LackeyOrioles Lineup TBAPlayer FeatureManny Machado...
Via Cardinals Farm
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards' Lackey pitches three perfect frames in spring debut

JUPITER, Fla. -- John Lackey pitched three perfect innings in his spring training debut, outpitching David Price in the St. Louis Cardinals' 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday. "There's definitely some things to work on, but the main goal of throwing fastballs, building arm strength and locating it -- that was pretty good today," Lackey said. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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 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...
December 15, 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...
August 01, 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

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