Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 10/20/14
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 t...
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