It's been a busy Monday with pitchers moving around the league. Earlier this afternoon, it was reported that the Red Sox and John Lackey agreed to a five year deal worth around $85 million dollars. Lackey was in negotiations with teams like the Yankees, Mets, Mariners, and Rangers among others, but now, he lands in Boston. It's a solid move for the Red Sox, who get a top pitcher and a playoff-experienced pitcher to add to a rotation with Josh Beckett and Jon Lester at the top of it already. Lackey probably will be the number two pitcher in that rotation. Some feel that Lackey has been overpaid by getting A.J. Burnett-like money, especially for a 31-year old, but time will tell if the deal was a smart one for the Red Sox. Also, the bigger news of the day is a potential three-team trade that ...
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