There are pros and cons to this. I’m still in the process of processing.
He’s apparently approaching Papelbonian levels of DHS (DoucheHammer Syndrome)…but this also feels like a better option than signing Samardzija to a long-ass $100M+ deal.
ScoutsEdit: Lackey went 13-10 with a 2.77 ERA, 175 SO in 218 Innings, with a 3.77 FIP, a 143 ERA+, and a 1.211 WHIP for the Cardinals last season. He should slot in the three spot in the rotation behind former teammate Jon Lester and last year’s CY-Young winner Jake Arrieta.