I d trade ANYBODY for that matter if the price is right. Though I certainly am not going to single out Doubrant like you have been for the past 8 mos. right now i would trade Lester over Doubrant to a contender who would def over pay for a veteran playoff experienced pitcher. Poor clubhouse relations.....REALLY? Since Aug of 11 ( a pretty darn good sample size) Lester is 16-19 with a 4.34 era, in that same span, Doubrant is 15-12 4.78 era. One makes pretty much the league min, the other has lots of mileage on his left arm and makes 13mil. And you would prefer to trade the cheap young guy with upside over the aging soon to be free agent who is trending down? That doesn't make sense to me. Lester would bring more from a contender at this point than Doubrant IMO...
Did you miss my posts about wanting to trade Lester for Myers last winter?
(I also suggested Lester and Doubront for Myers and the other prospects KC gave to TB or for Myers and Butler if the Naps signing fell through, of for Myers and Alex Gordon.)
I'll trade anyone for higher value. That's my point. I do not want to trade Doubront for less value. I am not giving up on Doubront, but I think the side issues worry me more than you. The guy was fighting for a chance to make the Sox rotation in 2011, and came to camp out of shape. I'm sorry, but to me, that is a huge red flag. I'm willing to cut a kid some slack, and let him learn from mistakes. You know he must have read about what people felt about his attitude on conditioning after 2011, and yet this year, he does the same thing. Unlike baseball, with me, two strikes and you're outta here (for equal or better value).