Lackey has chance to prove his worth

Updated: April 7, 2010, 11:42 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Ever since the Red Sox signed John Lackey to a five-year, $82.5 million contract this past offseason, people have been comparing the top three pitchers in Boston's rotation to one of the greatest trios of a generation.

Lackey, Josh Beckett and Jon Lester have been mentioned in the same breath as former Braves Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and Tom Glavine. That's a pretty lofty comparison, given the fact the three future Hall of Famers combined for an 873-585 record in a total of ...

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