The Chicago Cubs have signed 37-year old veteran pitcher John Lackey to a 2-year deal worth $32 million. Lackey will reunite with former Red Sox teammates Jon Lester and David Ross as they look to be successful like they were in 2013.
The signing gives the Cubs a huge boost in the rotation, adding some good pitching depth. Lackey will most probably be third in the rotation behind their ace Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta, who is coming of a phenomenal season.
After not being able to pitch in 2012 due to Tommy John surgery, he’s been nothing but great especially in the 2013 postseason as he pitched an outstanding game six in the World Series against the team he was traded to at the deadline, the St.Louis Cardinals.
Lackey, who is 13-10 with a 2.77 ERA, is set to help the Cubs continue the success that the ball club had last season. The Cubs rotation can become frustrating to opposing teams if all goes well.