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MLB Trade Rumors: Would Vernon Wells for John Lackey Swap Help Either Team Win?
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The Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox have been intertwined in baseball history on more than one occasion. Game 5 of the 1986 ALCS, the Fred Lynn trade in 1980 and several other moments have seen the two teams brought together to add to baseball lore.

There could be one other moment that could add to that lore, if a recent musing by a member of the media were to come to fruition.

In his Sunday Baseball Notes column for The Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo discussed a possible trade between the Angels and Red Sox involving outfielder Vernon Wells and starting pitcher John Lackey.

Lackey spent the first eight years of his career pitching in Anaheim and certainly has his place in Angels' history—he was the winning pitcher in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series, the Angels' first and only championship.

Is this a trade that could actually benefit both teams?

Let's take a look.

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