I feel as if this is A's related, since it pertains to two of our division rivals significantly changing.
So, yeah, looks like the slegnA won't get their ace, as 3 (!!!) have just changed hands.
Lackey has had a couple minor issues with his shoulder and back in recent seasons, so the Red Sox will want to check him out. But nothing serious is expected to be found.
I see this as a massive overpay for the Red Sox, as Lackey's got shoulder issues. But then, this is the Red Sox, so "massive overpay" sounds about par, although Theo Epstein generally isn't the one to massively overpay for players (exception given to Dice-K).
Yes, I'm linking to MLBtr. I'll update once a non-twitter source posts.
And, the Mariners are looking like the favorites to win the division.
Although, I'm heavily skeptical of the 3 teamer, as it is absolutely ridiculous. What would the M's be giving the Jays? Ackley can't be traded as a PTBNL, nor can any '09 draftee yet. Phillippe Aumont?, Michael Pineda?, Michael Saunders? Carlos Triunfel? This will be interesting to see what the Jays get.
EDIT (5:12 PM PST): Well, now Drabek's involved, and Aumont might not be. And Happ may be involved, and Domonic Brown may be involved, and our own favorite Cupcakes Blanton may be involved. Who's involved? This is insane.