Fixing John Lackey 'big priority'

Updated: September 30, 2011, 2:03 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- When asked what was wrong with pitcher John Lackey, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein did not roll his eyes or throw up his hands in disgust.

He simply acknowledged there are physical, mental and fundamental issues with the veteran right-hander and that the team will do everything it can to make sure the organization gets proper return on its five-year, $82.5 million investment.

Lackey certainly hasn't lived up to expectations over his first two seasons ...

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