Re: Last two games: 14 IP 10 Hits 1 ER - for the "BUST"
posted at 4/25/2011 4:33 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Last two games: 14 IP 10 Hits 1 ER - for the "BUST"
[QUOTE]Answered, despite your attempts to claim the contrary. The "many" was simply a captious attempt
to try and deflect the reality of how bad Lackey was in 2010. He was so bad he's the poster child on Yahoo for recent FA busts. 5th time you have repeated the same bogus "question". Many - being one of a large indefinite number Lackey was paid to be a #1 or #2 performing starter. Did he peform like it? No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some poeple were so stupid they actually thought AGon wasn't going to be traded to all, last winter. And some people fail to define "keep his team in the game" in a pitiful attempt to defend Lackey's embarrassing 2010.
Posted by BaseballGM
Try again. Nothing captious about that statement. You have painted Lackey into a dark corner of UR dark mind. You have talked yourself into thinking
he's a bust.
You have said it so often, you actually believe it. Hence the poorly researched statement.
You are confusing his ability with what the market demanded.
The RedSox paid for a guy who has averaged 13 wins a year for 9 seasons. They got 14.
They paid for a pitcher who has a 3.94 LT ERA. They got 4.40, which translates about right given the different venue and level of competition faced. His was compromised by VMART, as was most of the staff. His ERA with Salty/Cash/Tek was 3.31.
Is 17 mil a year overpaying for a pitcher who wins 13 a year at 3.94 pitching in CA? That is debateable, depending on UR frame of reference. Is Burnett doing any better? If you feel the team overpaid, fine. But don't blame Lackey for being what he's always been.
He's a guy who will keep his team in the game over 70% of the time. Last year, it was closer to 80%. He could have won 17 had the team been healthy and produced more runs. He was a work horse who didn't burden the BP. He made every start.
Your expectations are unrealistic. He was signed to give the staff depth. He wasn't seen as a #2 pitcher on this staff. Lester/Beckett were occupying those spots when they signed Lackey.
You get an idea into UR head. You parade it over and over like a fool, with little to back up your stance. Then you try to convince people you actually know what UR talking about. Try measuring your opinions against as much criteria as possible. Not just what you choose
to support your argument.