Through his two starts, Lackey is 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA, a WHIP of 0.85, 11 strikeouts and three walks. Because Lackey missed the entire 2012 season due to injury, Lackey is only due $500,000 on a team option in 2015 — a steal with the way he’s been performing over the last year.
Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy joined Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak on Thursday to talk about Lackey and if he was deserving of a new contract.
Gresh sees Lackey as having redeemed himself, proving that he’s a guy that can be a great pitcher and one that is back in the good graces of Red Sox fans.
“He has pitched with guts. He has pitched with some guile. … This is a guy who has done a complete 180. … He has completely turned it around and gotten everyone, if not back on board, to at least stop hammering him for what happened a couple years ago,” Gresh said in reference to in the infamous chicken & beer scandal "
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Dan Shaughnessy is down in the Beltway covering the team, but was not so he spoke with Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak on Tuesday morning.Read more