Found October 27, 2011 on Fenway West:
The news that John Lackey will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss 2012 might look somewhat positive at first glance. The man obviously has problems both off and on the field and would be a huge question mark for the 12 rotation. The Sox, however, are still short of starters. Even if Clay Buchholz comes back and John Lester and Josh Beckett start earning their millions again, problems remain. I don't believe the answer is another big free-agent signing.That is hit-or-miss, as Theo found when he brought in hurlers like Lackey and John Smoltz. Boston's farm system produced strong hurlers for a number of years; Lester and Buchholz attest to that, as well as Jonathan Papelbon and Daniel Bard, despite his late slide. Justin Masterson may have also worked out except for a rather ill-advised trade. But in the last two or three years, the system has produced little. If Michael Bowden, Felix Doubront, and Kyle Weiland are the best they can produce, there is trouble...

Lackey headed for Tommy John

Following an all-around abysmal year on the mound, the embattled Red Sox starter will undergo Tommy John surgery and will likely miss the 2012 season. 

Ben Cherington Expects Red Sox to Have Deep Pitching Staff Depite John Lackey's Tommy John Surgery (Video)

Editor's note: This is part four of Ben Cherington's introductory news conference as Red Sox general manager. More than two-thirds of the way into his introductory news conference on Tuesday, new Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington dropped the bombshell that starting pitcher John Lackey will have Tommy John surgery and possibly miss all of the 2012 season. In response...

John Lackey to undergo Tommy John surgery

Right handed pitcher John Lackey will undergo Tommy John surgery according to Gordon Edes of Lackey visited Dr. Lewis Yocum in California to have his right elbow checked. Rob Bradford of, points out that Lackey had a vesting option at the Major League minimum ($414,000) for a sixth season if he required season-ending surgery on a pre-existing elbow condition...

John Lackey Still Sucks

We’ve covered why John Lackey sucks. Now, the hefty pitcher for the Boston Red Sox is back in the news after the team announced that Lackey will need Tommy John surgery. Due to the surgery, Lackey will miss all of next season. But don’t feel sorry for him. This is the same guy who divorced his wife while she was battling cancer. He’s also the guy who chugged beer in the clubhouse...

John Lackey To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Red Sox righty John Lackey will undergo Tommy John surgery, new GM Ben Cherington announced today.  WEEI's Rob Bradford reported Lackey's visit to Dr. Lewis Yocum earlier today, noting that the surgery causes a sixth-year option to vest for Lackey at the league minimum.  This is a good thing for Boston - it reduces the average annual value of the contract from $16.5MM...

5 Clubhouse Partiers That Put Boston’s Pitching Staff To Shame

The Red Sox collapse has gotten a ton of coverage and the blame seems to have shifted almost entirely to the revelation that Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey drank beers and ate fried chicken... [[ Read More ]]
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