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JOHN LACKEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cardinals not pressing for extension with John Lackey

John Lackey posted his 12th season of double digit wins in 2014 yet there is nothing to indicate that the St. Louis Cardinals are willing to pay him more than the league minimum. Lackey made $15.25 million last season as he split time between the Boston Red Sox and Cardinals but now he will enter the 2015 season playing for the league minimum thanks to a clause in the contract he...
Via Tireball.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm Up – Where’s Lackey?

The St. Louis Cardinals are poised to bring fans to their annual tradition of Winter Warm Up for the 19th year. The Warm Up, which is scheduled to run January 17-19 at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, provides fans the opportunity to pick up memorabilia and autographs from current and former players. The team’s press release reminded everyone that this year’s Warm Up was...
Via i70baseball
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #163: John Lackey | SP | STL

From arguably the worst single season in MLB history to Tommy John surgery to featured profile in our Top 200 Countdown, John Lackey sure has had an interesting last few seasons. Four years ago when Lackey posted that abominable 6.41 ERA over 160 innings, and the season was even uglier than those number suggest. In a big media market, the Boston fans turned on Lackey and he turned...
Via Baseball Professor
December 31, 2014  |  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 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
December 15, 2014  |  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
December 04, 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
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