New reports say that the San Diego Padres have an interest in acquiring John Lackey. Are they serious? With this media storm around the Red Sox right now, and Lackey in particular, why would you ever bring this guy in? Are they really that desperate that you need to bring in Sloth from the Goonies to round out your rotation. The Padres are probably the only team in the league right now who would even entertain the thought of bringing in Lackey. Most teams would pass on this guy if his salary was a dollar, never mind $82 million. I’m sure that the trade will look something like Padres get Lackey, Sox get a half a bag of balls and a broken bat. Red Sox will still come out ahead on that deal.