Today's links include stories on the injury to John Lackey's arm, Jon Lester's second good start of the year, and the man who could replace Lackey in the rotation if the injury calls for a replacement.
John Lackey left his start on Saturday due to a bicep injury, and as of this writing, he had still not heard about the extent of the injury. (Peter Abraham; Boston.com)
After pitching seven shutout innings in the team's rout over Toronto yesterday, Jon Lester is, by all accounts, feeling as good as he has since 2010, according to his catcher. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)
We've been used to Roy Halladay being one of the elite arms in baseball for a number of years now, but it seems like he may finally be entering his decline. (Jonathan Bernhardt; Sports on Earth)
Jon Lester has been falling in love with his cutter over the past couple of seasons, and for good reason. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)
Obviously, professional baseball players are amazing at their sport and deserve all of the praise in the world. Still, when they fail to a certain extent, it's fun to pass them some ridicule. (Jeff Sullivan; Fangraphs)
It seems as if the tieam already has an idea of who will take Lackey's turn in the rotation should his injury cause him to miss time. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)
Growing up, there were not many players who I watched who were as exciting as Vladimir Guerrero. Grant Brisbee wants to help get him back to the league. (Grant Brisbee; Baseball Nation)