Re: Is Douby a solid #2 in the making
posted at 8/5/2013 11:31 AM EDT
In response to redsoxdirtdog's comment:
perhaps he will never be a solid #1, but is this kid growing up before our eyes into a solid #2 in the making?
3 or fewer runs given up in 19 of 20 starts? Not too shabby!!!!
Suddenly, we find ourselves stacked with 3 SOLID #3's with LACKEY, PEAVY, & DOUBS, leaving the #4 spot opefront Lester. This still leaves #1 spot for Buch, if he ever gets back. All 3 a fore mentioned #3's would be solid #2's on most MLB teams.
so....... For my money the order right now is.....
#1 > Buch
#2 > Lackey / Doubs / Peavy
#3 > Lackey / Doubs / Peavy. (Can't decide on order)
#4 > Lackey / Doubs / Peavy
#5 > Lester
#6 > Dempster will soon be the odd man out
Anyway, I think Doubs could potentially become a very solid #2 in the very near future!
Fingers crossed for him to continue maturing quickly, & carpe diem! Could it already be in the process for this year? Not officially, but de facto???
Kid's standing & performance is on a meteoric rise!!!!
God I love this TEAM! God I love having these pitching order worries!!!!!
I have to admit being one of those fans who was ready to trade Doub despite his age. Since then Doub is starting to remind me a lot of a young Lester. Their characteristics are also similar in the delivery. Since Doub has been working a bit faster and found his control I think he could be a top 3 rotation guy very soon. I wish I could say the same for Jon, who just appears overweight and not very confident compared to a few years back.