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Community Projections: Lackey Lacking

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Yeah, I know, an overused title.

When the Red Sox made John Lackey their big acquisition of the 2009-2010 offseason, it made for some mixed reactions. Sure, Lackey was an ace for the Angels, who had just shut down the Red Sox in the ALDS. But man, the guy was a little old, and the numbers were trending downwards.

We were right to worry. While Lackey did finish the year pretty strong, his season as a whole was a big disappointment. Even for the naysayers:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - John Lackey 14-11 34 33 0 0 0 0 215.0 233 114 105 18 72 156 4.40 1.42

That makes for a 6.53 K/9.

And, like I said, even those who didn't expect much were expecting too much. That makes for some poor predictions.

User GS Wins Losses ERA WHIP K/9
BerkshireFan 32 17 8 3.68 1.36 6.50
jgonzales19 31 18 10 3.88 1.56 6.75
Bullwinkle the moose 30 15 7 3.22 1.22 6.50
wolf9309 32 16 6 3.52 1.22 6.92
BobZupcic 30 15 8 3.67 1.28 6.21
remembering9ergods 31 18 9 3.20 1.23 7.00
RSNexile 31 17 10 3.70 1.20 7.05
theartolater 31 16 11 3.93 1.27 6.70
dsharp 29 15 9 3.71 1.25 7.14
legacyme3 26 15 5 3.89 1.35 5.98
Ben Buchanan 29 15 7 3.81 1.33 7.18
kgtruth345 33 16 5 3.80 1.23 6.25
benderbrodriguez 30 15 10 4.00 1.30 6.95
Justin_Bobo 29 15 7 3.87 1.29 6.70
German Red Sox Fan 31 16 9 3.79 1.24 7.02
Schulz 15 8 3.92 1.28 7.10
David Harnden 27 15 6 3.54 1.42 7.26
mmmmm 32 18 6 3.82 1.29 7.02

 

Man, way to make my new ranges look bad, guys. Oh well. I'm going with Mr. Harnden, here, because the WHIP being perfect is more impressive than starts or losses.