John Lackey to Sign with the Boston Red Sox

Posted: 14th December 2009 by Jeremiah Graves in MLB
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The never-ending game of one-upmanship continues. The Boston Red Sox are reportedly on the verge of inking the top pitcher on the market, John Lackey, to a five-year, $85 million contract. Reports out of Boston claim that Lackey took a physical with the Sox on Monday, an indication that an official deal is close. The move would serve to counter the New York Yankees' recent acquisition of All-Star center fielder Curtis Granderson in a three-team blockbuster trade last week. The Sox have money to spend after Jason Bay reportedly rejected the clubÆs latest contract offer. With his rejection, the club had seemingly decided to go a different route and improve the clubÆs pitching and defense. Lackey, 31, would play a major part in the clubÆs new mission, as the Sox would boast one of the most ...

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