Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hello Cameron and Lackey, Welcome to Boston

Today the Red Sox welcomed fellow free agents John Lackey (top) and Mike Cameron (bottom) to the Sox for good. The Red Sox signed John lackey to a contract worth $82.5 million over 5 years, plus a signing bonus of $3.5 million, so the 31 year old will be with the Sox for quite a while, through 2014! Lackey went 11-8 with a 3.83 ERA in 2009; a respectable year, but he has had much better years. Lackey may not be with us if not for his wife; who grew up in New Hampshire and had been a lifelong Red Sox fan. Cameron signed a 2-year deal worth $15.5 million for the 36-year old outfielder. Cameron batted .250 last year, along with 24 home runs and 70 RBIs for the aging outfielder. Cameron's fielding, however, has not diminished with age; he is still a Gold Glove bet in center field. His last Gold Glove came with the Padres in 2006. Unfortunately, what Cameron's stay in Boston could mean is that, this, plain and simple: Bay is probably not coming back. On a brighter note; Go Sox, all the way!!!!!!!!


  1. I like the moves and the fact that we got a very good pitcher and pretty good outfielder without giving up prospects! I see Lester was named Sox pitcher of the year and Ellsbury was named "Defensive Player of the Year"! I like Gonzalez alot but if we have to give Ellsbury who leads off? The Sox haven't had this kind of defensive player who is only getting better in the leadoff spot. Tough call but I say try to hang on to this kid!

  2. Yeah Buddy! This is going to be a killer pitching rotation. Looks like the Sox are building a dangerous club for 2010. Look out Yankees!