John Lackey garners interest from the Braves
After John Lackey's resurgent year in 2013, some have speculated that there is no better time to trade the righthander than right now. Others have suggested teams that could have interest in Lackey: the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s David O'Brien suggests that if the Braves cannot resign Tim Hudson, then Lackey could be a good fit in Atlanta.
Lackey is currently signed to the Red Sox for a $15.25 million salary in 2014, but has a team option for the league-minimum in 2015, which could be the biggest bargain in baseball if his 2014 season is anything close to his 2013 campaign.
The Globe’s Nick Cafardo also reports that the Giants and Phillies could be good fits for Lackey, along with the Braves. He says that the Red Sox would also like to move one of their veteran starters, such as Ryan Dempster or Jake Peavy, in order to make room on the staff for a young starter.