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Cardinals throw Lackey at streaking Padres in series opener

The St. Louis Cardinals acquired John Lackey in order to improve their postseason chances, but his first two starts were wildly inconsistent. Facing the surging San Diego Padres may not help. Lackey attempts to bounce back from one of the worst performances of his 12-year career Thursday night, when the Cardinals try to prevent the Padres from winning a season-high sixth straight...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing John Lackey’s Cardinal Debut

With rumors swirling that the Cardinals were finalists in the bid to acquire David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays, a trade for John Lackey from the Boston Red Sox at first seemed a little, well, lackluster (I’m so sorry for that pun). However, a deeper look at just what Lackey achieved for Boston prior to the deal showed just how big of a pickup he could be for the defending National...
Via Cardinals Farm
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey: ‘Only Reason I’m Still Playing Is To Win Rings’ (Video)

John Lackey has made plenty of money in his career. So much that for the 36-year-old Texan, winning is the only reason why he still wants to play. Last week, Lackey was traded from the last-place Boston Red Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals, who are in playoff contention, and he welcomes the challenge to win his third World Series ring. “That’s the only reason why I’m still playing...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lackey wins debut, Cardinals nip Brewers 3-2

ST. LOUIS -- John Lackey won his St. Louis debut when the Cardinals rallied for three runs in the seventh inning, capped by a go-ahead from rookie Oscar Taveras to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Sunday. The Cardinals took two of three from NL Central-leading Milwaukee and pulled within one game of the division lead. Lackey (1-0) was the Cardinals' big catch at the trade deadline...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals look forward to Lackey's debut at Busch

Plugging John Lackey's .093 career batting average into the lineup is unlikely to help the St. Louis Cardinals continue digging themselves out of an offensive funk. Good thing he brings with him an 18-10 record and 3.07 ERA against NL teams. Lackey was brought to St. Louis to bolster the starting staff and help track down the Milwaukee Brewers, and he'll get an opportunity...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
17 days ago  |  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...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Trade An Attempt By Red Sox To Strike While Iron Is Hot

John Lackey’s trade value has never been higher, at least since he arrived in Boston. The Red Sox decided to strike while the iron is hot. The Red Sox traded Lackey and minor league pitcher Corey Littrell to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday in exchange for first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly. The deal nets the Red Sox two younger assets while enhancing...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lackey to St. Louis

John Lackey (Credit Associated Press) The Boston Red Sox must either be very high on their pitching prospects or really think that a few bats will be what turns them around. They’ve traded away the men who started their first four games of the season within a matter if weeks (Lester, Lackey, Doubront and Peavy). According to Jon Heyman of CBS sports, the Red Sox are sending John...
Via Reading Between The Seams
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Cardinals Acquire John Lackey From the Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are incredibly busy during on this trade deadline day. After acquiring Yoenis Cespedes from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for staff ace Jon Lester, the Red Sox have dealt another veteran starter. Multiple reports suggest that Boston has sent John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for two players.  red sox expected to get ML ready OF and pitcher...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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