In response to southpaw777's comment:
I ask this because the Dbacks really need, and are looking for a Pitcher like Lackey to solidify their rotation. At an average of 8.5M a year for 2 years, hes a great bargain. He would do well at Chase Field too.
The Dbacks have loads of good young pitching, as well as position players, and are willing to deal some of their prospects for pitching. Im sure we could always add to the deal, but I think the Sox and Az match up good. Just a thought.
No, I miss some of the urgency involved with not winning a series. Lackey is too important. He was one of our most consistent pitchers last year. Sure I'd trade Peavy or Dempster in a heartbeat. We have Workman , Ranaudo,Barnes and others ready for a shot in the rotation, but just as we don't want to " fall in love with our veterans" we don't want to dismiss their importance either. With Bucholtz seemingly fragile, and rookies never a sure thing, let's keep our top three.