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Re-assessing My Judgement on Lackey

Via MLBTR comes this tweet by Yahoo's Tim Brown:

Engaged club says Lackey expects more in years and AAV than Burnett's five and $82.5 million.

Lackey is a great pitcher.  A $15M year deal for three or four years kind of pitcher.

But if he can get six years and $17M from someone else (the Mets? Boston?  back to Anaheim?) then good luck.  I didn't like giving AJ that much money for that many years, but at least AJ is an ace when he's healthy.  Lackey's a horse, but the Yanks aren't desperate for starters this season.

At that price, there are better options out there.