I could have gone a lot of different ways with the letter J. There's center field stud Jacoby Ellsbury, Josh Beckett, J.D Drew, Josh Reddick and many more.
But John Lackey stood out to me.
Lackey has struggled mightily this season, allowing five or more earned runs on six separate occasions. Priced at nearly $16 million per year, many believe that has been Theo Epstein's worst decision yet.
But what if John Lackey turned it around?
Now, I'm not talking getting nearly 20 wins with a 3.01 ERA like he did in 2007, but if he were able to maintain a roughly 4.00 ERA for the rest of the season, it would hugely benefit the Red Sox.
They don't need him to be perfect, but just imagine how good the Sox could be if Lackey consistently gave them six or seven innings only allowing three to four runs. Maybe I'm just dreaming, but after allowing only three earned runs in his last 12 1/3 innings, perhaps Lackey is turning the corner.