Re: Are Doubrount's days numbered with the Sox?
posted at 9/22/2013 9:50 AM EDT
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
In response to MadMc1944's comment:
Should Douby be reading the handwriting on the wall and expect a new address for 2014?
Doubront did great for a large part of this year. He was consistently good. Then he hit a wall. I am pretty sure that we will trade either Doubront, Lackey, or Dempster this offseason. Whoever nets us the most in return will be the bait. We have guys in the minors, not to mention Workman and Morales, who may win a job as a SP.
With the depth of young pitching, I doubt Morales will get a shot at starting. They might stretch him out to me an emergency spot starer but that's it.
But as for Doubront, I agree. He had a 15-game stretch where he was as good as any pitcher on the staff. He was key in helping to carry the staff when Lester hit his funk. He showed me a lot, that maybe he does have the stuff to be a solid starter.
He hit a wall as you said late in the season, so I want to see what he does in the offseason and what he looks like next spring. Twice in three years he came to camp out of shape. I'm not saying htat's why he hit a wall this year. Sometimes it just happens with young pitchers.
But if he's out of shape next spring, I'd ship is butt out of town.
If he goes to camp in shape, then I think he'd be a key young arm to have on the staff.