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Warren Whiffs on Fastball, Sizzles on Secondaries

During the offseason, Jason Heyward, John Lackey, and Ben Zobrist have dominated the discussion among fans and writers about the Cubs’ best moves. There isn’t much to dislike about any of the deals, really. Heyward and Lackey were the best position player and pitcher, respectively, on the St. Louis Cardinals. Getting both of them to […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Maintaining Financial Flexibility: A New Market Inefficiency? – Part Two

In part one of this series, we discussed each of the major acquisitions and departures from the Cubs this offseason. It would be helpful to read the first part before this piece to add context, but if you missed it, here is a recap of the assertions I laid out: - While some view John Lackey as an imperfect […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: John Lackey adds winning mentality

The Chicago Cubs have made plenty of great additions this offseason. With the signings of Jason Heyward, Ben Zobrist, and John Lackey, the Cubs are positioned as one of the favorites to win the 2016 MLB World Series. Adding these players to an already talented core is a recipe for success. While each one of these players will make an immense impact on the field, Lackey’s attitude...
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs, right-hander Lackey finalize two-year contract

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Free-agent right-hander John Lackey and the Chicago Cubs have finalized a two-year contract.The 37-year-old went 13-10 with a 2.77 ERA in 33 starts for NL Central champion St. Louis and started Game 4 of the NL Division Series at Wrigley Field, lasting just three innings in a season-ending 6-4 loss to Chicago.The move reunites Lackey with former teammates Jon...
Via Associated Press
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: how the John Lackey signing impacts the offseason

Once a foe, not always a foe. The Chicago Cubs have reached an agreement with John Lackey. The former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher has agreed to a two year deal worth approximately 32 million dollars, pending a physical. The signing will cost the Cubs their first round pick in the upcoming 2016 MLB draft due to Lackey being extended a qualifying offer by the Cardinals earlier this...
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs reach two-year deal with John Lackey

As we reported earlier, the Chicago Cubs have been going full-throttle after free agent right-hander John Lackey. Well it appears that hard work paid off, as multiple reports claim that the two sides have reached an agreement. Ken Rosenthal says the contract is worth $32-34 million over two years and should be finalized shortly. This deal makes a lot of sense for both sides...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: John Lackey deal may be Mozeliak’s best

Good afternoon Cards fans and casual sports minds, This morning, the St. Louis Cardinals presented qualifying offers to Jason Heyward and John Lackey. Just business.The Heyward deal is a no brainer. If he decides to bolt for top dollar, the Cards will at least get a draft pick in return. Don’t think these draft picks are crap picks. The Cards got Michael Wacha and Stephen Piscotty...
Via STLSportsMinute
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: How John Lackey has done with three days rest

After the St. Louis Cardinals dropped Game 3 of the NLDS to the Chicago Cubs despite scoring four runs off of the invincible Jake Arrieta, one could easily predict the hysteria and panic many would have on social media and Twitter.  As he teased prior to Game 3, leaving the door open for an appearance by John Lackey on three days rest, it did not take long after the loss for manager...
Via STLSportsMinute
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

John Lackey Named Starter of NLDS Game 1 for St. Louis Cardinals

Starter John Lackey #41 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning at Busch Stadium on September 22, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Mandatory Credit: Dilip Vishwanat via ESPN/Getty Images) Earlier today, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that John Lackey would be their starter in game one of the National League Division Series Friday that pits...
Via The Sports Journal
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Is John Lackey the ace of the Cardinals? 

     In a season where their pitching has been the constant, Cardinals’ righty John Lackey has certainly not been an exception. Game-by-game, day-in and day-out, the St. Louis pitchers give the team a chance to win, and again, Lackey is no omission. Clearly the veteran, but maybe the most polished of the team’s starters, Mr. Lackey has meant wonders to a staff that has endowed...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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