Posted on: December 14, 2009 9:09 pm

Nervous Nellie

I like, not love, the John Lackey signing. He pitched very well against the Sox in the playoffs last year, but has bad career numbers at Fenway. Albeit, from now on the Sox will be scoring for him and not on him. We all know how much better the Sox swing the bat at the Fens vs. on the road. A rotation of Beckett, Lester, Lackey, Matsuzaka and Buchholz is fantastic. Wakefield, Tazawa and Bowden will provide the depth. On top of that, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Sox bring in a guy like Duchscherer or Bedard on the cheap like Penny and Smoltz last year; hopefully with better results. Depth is always a must, no rotation has all five of its starters make 30+ starts. The big question I have now is, do the Sox get a contract extension done with Beckett, or are they even going to try? Beckett is younger and better than Lackey, so the money will be more than the $85 million Lackey is now due. 
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