In response to craze4sox's comment:
In response to notin's comment:
So are you saying he will be a pretty good pitcher everywhere except Yankee Stadium?
A lot of things have changed since I first stated Webster may have some success at the major league level "like Hughes" but never be a #1 or 2 on any contending team. Since that time I have seen little to convince me otherwise. When I said things could change I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt but right now anyway his lack of control and variety of polished pitches just isn't here. At this point watching Webster pitch is as predictable as Theo's boy David Pauley pitch. Remember the kid Theo gave 6 starts to in 2008 and he never had a win? Webster has had 13 and I'm sure most fans have seen enough for now. Hughes is having one of his best years ever from a WHIP standpoint but he's now 28, not 21 when fans thought he and Clay would eventually be the next long term #1 for both the Yanks and Sox. Webster may have similar success at some point but right now he doesn't have it.
Why do fans always leap at the most obscure names and cite them as obsessions of GMs thy didn't like?
And Dave Pauley did go on to have a few good seasons as a reliever, by the way. Not that Pauley deserves a second chance, but 6 starts? Give me a break. I guess if you had been running the Blue Jays at the time, you would have said "Time to cut ties with this Halladay kid." He has an ERA of 5.77 after 231 IP. Clearly not MLB material. And then tell Chris Carpenter he's next!!." (Check out the disparity in Carpenter's early and late years someday. Going to the NL helped, but he went from borderline starting pitcher to multiple Cy young winner practically overnight.)
As for Hughes, look at his career, since 2010 he has been pretty good away from Yankee Stadium. It's no surprise 2014 has been a career year for him with fewer game at Yankee Stadium. Hughes' career is more a matter of being misunderstood and unnoticed for his successes than one of being a bust prospect...