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Lackey makes a triple threat

By Jay Drew

The Red Sox are expected to unveil veteran right hander John Lackey to the media later today. The signing reported to be worth 82.5 million dollars over 5 years is a shot in the arm to an already robust starting rotation. The addition of Lackey, who has been a standout for the last 7 years, is a step in the right direction for the Red Sox. Having a starting three with the names Beckett, Lackey, and Lester would make any opponent cringe when going into a three or four game series.

Lackey, who won a world series his rookie year, knows what it takes to get the job done. He made quick work of his new found teammates last year in the ALDS. Lackey will bring his nasty stuff, and another ace to the staff which has 2 already in Lester and Beckett.

The unanswered question now is how the 4 and 5 spot will be determined. You have Buchholz, Matsuzaka, and Wakefield and only 2 spots in the rotation. Buchholz, who had a solid rebuilding year and Matsuzaka who did not are both concrete 4 starters. Wakefield , who had a brilliant start to the season was plagued by an injury, could fill the 5 spot if the Sox deal Buchholz to another team.

With different scenarios being talked about one thing is for sure, the rest of the offseason will be full of speculation and anticipation.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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  2. Couldn't have said it better myself. :-)