I must be the only Red Sox fan that I’m aware of…

Posted: December 15, 2009 by datechguy in baseball

…that thinks this deal is simply horrible:

Lackey is one of three pitchers in the majors – joining Carlos Zambrano and Johan Santana – with at least 162 innings and a sub-4.00 ERA in each of the past five years. His numbers (102-71, 3.81 ERA, 7.2 strikeouts and 2.6 walks per nine innings) in his career with the Angels are strikingly similar to Beckett’s (106-68, 3.79, 8.5 strikeouts and 2.7 walks per nine innings).

That may be. David Pinto echos one of my thoughts when he says:

I’m somewhat surprised the Red Sox would go five years on an older pitcher, but they must be very confident of Lackey’s health.

He likes the trade, however his fenway ERA is over 5.00.

Matt Young anyone?

I’ve got a bad feeling about this.

Update: I’m clearly in the minority on this one.

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