Sat, 02 Aug 2014 10:36:58 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Lance Lynn will receive two extra days of rest, after being bumped from his previously scheduled start against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Aug. 3, by SP John Lackey. Lynn will open the series against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 07:10:31 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey said he will honor his contract even though he is only scheduled to make around $550,000 in 2015. "It would have been a harder decision other places, for sure, but this is definitely somewhere I wanted to be, and I'm excited about it," Lackey said.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:31:57 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey will start Sunday, August 3, against the Milwaukee Brewers, according to manager Mike Matheny.
Fantasy Tip: Lackey should get a boost in fantasy value with his relocation to the National League. However, Sunday's start won't be the easiest introduction to the NL Central. Strategically benching Lackey Sunday isn't out of the question.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:59:03 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates asked about SP John Lackey before he was dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, July 31.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:41:57 -0700
The Boston Red Sox acquired OF Allen Craig and SP Joe Kelly from the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, July 31, in exchange for SP John Lackey.
Fantasy Tip: Well then. Craig has been a former shell of himself this year, but the move to Boston could spark a turnaround in a more hitter-friendly environment. He'll also see more consistent playing time in Beantown. Kelly hasn't excited since his return from the DL, and he won't be any more intriguing with the move to the AL East.
Back in St. Louis, the departure of Craig opens up everyday PT for Oscar Taveras. Everyday at-bats should be good for the youngster, and it could elevate his play to levels that we've expected of him. He should be owned everywhere now.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:36:22 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired SP John Lackey from the Boston Red Sox. It is not known what the Red Sox will receive in return.
Fantasy Tip: The addition of Lackey may mean that Michael Wacha (shoulder) may not be ready when the team hoped, and the team may prefer Carlos Martinez in the bullpen. Lackey should see some value increase because of his move to the National League. Owners in NL-only leagues can look to add him off waivers when they can.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:31:02 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers will not trade for Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey, according to a source.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:40:46 -0700
The Kansas City Royals are pursuing New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon, Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey and San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy.
Fantasy Tip: They're also investigating A.J. Burnett. A move to Kansas City's park would be positive for any of these three, but the offense won't boost their chances for run support and wins that much.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:44:58 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey was asked about by the Kansas City Royals, but it appears that they are not willing to meet the high asking price.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:31:24 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey is attracting interest from the Cleveland Indians, but no trade is imminent right now.