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John Lackey: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Pitcher John Lackey just turned 31. His forearm injuries have been babied by a confident Angels staff that took the long-term approach. They are not chronic injuries.

CC Sabathia has a 7 year, $161 Million contract

A.J. Burnett has a 5 year, $82 Million contract

There is going to be some bidding for John's services out there.

The question is not: "Should we bid for him?"

The question is "What is the absolute ceiling that the Angels should offer John Lackey?" followed by the question: "You wanna see Lackey pitching for Seattle, Boston or the Yankees with memories of being pulled in ALCS Game 5?"