To say Lackey's tenure in Boston is anything but “Lack’luster”
is paying the guy a serious compliment. Since signing a five year deal with the Red Sox worth
82.5 million dollars in December of 2009, Lackey has both
under performed and failed to deliver on a consistent basis. If
you're a Lackey Lover (You see what I did there? Clever right?) perhaps further proof is
needed to make my point. Let's take a look at the numbers because we all know
that numbers don't lie - at least to your face.
(courtesy of ESPN.com)
In only two years with the Red Sox – an injury forced John out
of the 2012 season – Lackey has recorded 26 wins while posting 23 losses combining
for a .531 winning percentage. Lackey’s average ERA during those two years was
a dismal 5.41 and his strikeout-to-walk ratio was 2:1. Are you beginning to see the
picture I’m exhaustively trying to paint here? In short, he’s been terrible.
Heading into the 2013 season Red Sox fans could have something to
cheer about. I...