Red Sox strengthen rotation with Lackey 

December, 14, 2009
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John Lackey's five-year deal with Boston for, in effect, A.J. Burnett money strengthens an already solid rotation, returns the Red Sox to a setup where they have two or even three potential No. 1 starters in their rotation, and may signal a shift away from building a winner around a powerhouse offense toward one built around run prevention.

Keith Law

ESPN Senior Writer

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