We’ve covered why John Lackey sucks. Now, the hefty pitcher for the Boston Red Sox is back in the news after the team announced that Lackey will need Tommy John surgery. Due to the surgery, Lackey will miss all of next season.
But don’t feel sorry for him. This is the same guy who divorced his wife while she was battling cancer. He’s also the guy who chugged beer in the clubhouse while the Red Sox were circling the toilet.
As for Boston, they have to be somewhat happy with this news. Lackey was horrible this season. In fact, he was the worst pitcher in all of baseball. The Red Sox can easily find a starting pitcher who can replace Lackey.
As for Lackey, he’ll be fine. He’s in the middle of a $82.5 million deal that has him in a Red Sox uniform until at least 2014.