Lackey got paid a whole lot of money to recover from surgery last season. Now he gets paid #1/2 money to be a #5 pitcher. In The Great Salary Dump with the Dodgers last season, the Sox unloaded almost every millstone, but Lackey remains. Will he be as absolutely useless as ever after recovering from Tommy John? Don’t worry, even if he sucks, the excuses he makes afterward (“I pitched well enough to win” “Just a couple of grounders found a hole” “I thought I made some pretty good pitches”) will be entertainment enough in their high comedy.
J.A. Happ pitches for the thus-far beleaguered Blue Jays. I predict a 15-14 game, but who wins? Comment away!