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.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:28:14 -0700
The Miami Marlins are not expected to trade for Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:21 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey is being discussed in a potential deal to the Miami Marlins, according to sources.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:34:39 -0700
Boston Red Sox SPs Jon Lester and John Lackey have a "very good chance" to both be traded, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: This is good news for the likes of Brandon Workman and Allen Webster, two youngsters that would likely seal up rotation spots for the rest of the second half. Keep that in mind in AL-only leagues.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:14:05 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers have expressed interest in Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey. The Dodgers like the fact Lackey's contract is $500,000 for 2015 because of Lackey's Tommy John surgery.