SPECULATOR: Searching for the next John Lackey

One preseason exercise that we find useful is to take a breakout performance from last year and construct a profile around it that helps identify candidates to replicate that performance this year.

Our subject this week: John Lackey. The choice is not random, as he was one of our better preseason calls in this exercise a year ago, when we searched for the next AJ Burnett. Our treatment of Lackey in that column ended up being rather on-the-nose:

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