After much speculation today, it looks like the deal is done. John Lackey is a Red Sox: The Boston Red Sox have reached a tentative deal with right-handed pitcher John Lackey , pending a physical, on a deal worth slightly more than the five-year, $82.5 million dollar deal A.J. Burnett signed with the New York Yankees last year, a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark. Wow. Just six days after the Yankees acquire an all-star center fielder, the Red Sox go out and sign the best starting pitcher on the free agent market. Baseball's version of the Cold War continues.
Signing Lackey looks like a stellar move for the Red Sox. The addition of Lackey gives the Red Sox one of, if not the best rotations in all of baseball and one can honestly say that the Red ...
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