Nightengale: Cardinals to regret John Lackey trade

Lackey, a 35-year-old righty, would fill the spot in the Tribe starting rotation created by today's trade that sent Justin Masterson to the Cardinals in exchange for outfield prospect James Ramsey. Lackey has a solid 3.60 ERA in 137.1 innings this

The most difficult task facing any general manager this time of year, regardless of whether he is buying or selling at the trade deadline, is trying to figure out the proper value to build his team. If a team is trying to win now, is it responsible to

rebuild, but it only takes them a year to go from peak to trough and back again. After landing Yoenis Cespedes earlier today, Boston has traded starter John Lackey to St. Louis for utilityman Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly.

With a dearth of a dynamic hitters available, the Royals remained in active contact about pitchers on Wednesday, inquiring about Boston Red Sox starter John Lackey (11-7, 3.60 ERA), New York Mets starter Bartolo Colon (10-8, 3.88 ERA) and San Diego 

Acquiring Lackey, who is also under contract in 2015, would make far more sense for the Marlins than going after any of the rental options, especially since their ace, Jose Fernandez, will return from Tommy John surgery