Re: John Lackey signs with...
Interesting. That seems a bit out of left field. I wouldn't be surprised to see them make a dea for a bat using Buchholz as the primary bait -- perhaps for Miguel Cabrera.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.