Lackey on pitching against Cardinals

John Lackey discusses the prospect of pitching against the Cardinals in the opening series of the regular season.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Lackey sharp over six; Happ hits fourth HR

Starters Carlos Carrasco and John Lackey combined to give up just one run over nine innings as the Indians topped the Cubs, 4-2, on Friday afternoon at Sloan Park.
2 days ago

Chicago Cubs News: Lackey looking to his future; Maddon wants a true ‘world’ champ

While many believed that 2017 would be the end of the line for John Lackey, that might not be the case. If he decides to keep pitching will the Cubs be interested? Chicago Cubs‘ John Lackey has been thinking about his future, and it may go beyond the 2017 season. Lackey isn’t the pitcher he […] Chicago Cubs News: Lackey looking to his future; Maddon wants a true ‘world...
Via Cubbies Crib
6 days ago

Chicago Cubs: John Lackey not ready to call it quits just yet

Despite entering his age-38 season, Chicago Cubs’ veteran right-hander John Lackey isn’t set to call 2017 his last go-round at the big league level. Entering the final season of his two-year deal with the Chicago Cubs, most believed that 2017 would be John Lackey’s last crack at Major League Baseball. But, based on recent comments, […] Chicago Cubs: John Lackey not ready...
Via Cubbies Crib
7 days ago

How John Lackey could come back to Cubs and strengthen 2018 rotation: ‘Never say never’

With his contract set to expire after the season, the Cubs aren't ruling out a John Lackey return in 2018 for a chance to win another ring.
Via CSN Chicago
8 days ago

Lackey: 'I'm just feeling good right now'

John Lackey talks about his second-to-last outing of spring training, and how he feels heading into the regular season.
Via CSN Chicago
8 days ago

Projecting John Lackey at 38 and Beyond

John Lackey enters 2017 at 38, after 14 years and almost 2700 innings in the major leagues. The sample of starters who have been pitching at that age, let alone having success, is relatively small. Lackey’s made it there; what then should—or could—we expect from him? The projections naturally give us a starting point. PECOTA […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

John Lackey Did Not Enjoy Being Removed From Cubs’ NLCS Game 4 One Bit

John Lackey, like most Major League Baseball players, is a competitor. Unlike some, he has absolutely zero problem showing it. The veteran right-hander got the start for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night in Game 4 of their National League Championship Series matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched pretty well, too, keeping the Dodgers off the board through the first...
October 20, 2016  |  Discuss

John Lackey Versus Lefties in 2016

The 2015 season represented the worst of John Lackey‘s career in terms of facing left-handed batters. He rectified that split this year, which is probably just because the balls bounced differently. But it’s also notable that the Cubs’ Game 4 starter changed his approach against lefties this season. He’s mimicking a strategy he last used in 2011, the worst year of his career...
Via Fangraphs
October 11, 2016  |  Discuss

John Lackey bemoans how baseball is ‘getting really soft’

Chicago Cubs pitcher John Lackey has cultivated a reputation of having a gruff, no-nonsense personality with little patience for things that bother him. So perhaps it shouldn’t come as much a surprise that when asked about what annoys him about baseball, it’s something to do with how the modern version of baseball lacks the toughness of previous eras. Lackey conducted an...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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