John Lackey has been another name that has been swirling around trade rumors. The funny part about that is that people from outside of the Boston area never seem to mention the whole "I may retire" situation. Everyone is loving the thought of the chump change for next year and thinking that the Red Sox may not deal him since they have him for the minimum next season.
As a fan, I hope and assume that they have had serious discussions with Lackey about next year. Although we have a lot of up and coming pitching prospects, we still need to have a veteran out there. No offense to Clay Buchholz, but he really doesn't fit the mold.