Re: First honest report out of spring training
posted at 2/15/2013 3:54 PM EST
In response to parhunter55's comment:
And the news is not good...
Felix Doubront showed up to camp is not good condition, much like 2011.
I know this might be seen as an over-reaction/knee-jerk reaction by some, but I think the Sox should sign Lohse and trade Doubront before he injures himself, perhaps along with Aceves and Salty for a real LFer or some pitching prospects (you can never have too many).
This is absolutely unacceptable to me by a young pitcher who is trying to establish himself, especially since it seems to be a trend for him. Trading him now would also send a clear message to all the pitchers.
While I think that Rubby De LaRosa, Webster and Morales provide depth for the rotation, Doubront was penciled in at #5 and Lackey is no guarantee. The rotation is thin and could use another bona fide starter. Lohse is the best still out there. The prospects you might receive in a trade make up for the 2nd round pick you lose (though not the slot money). Thoughts?
Par, you are either sourcing first-hand reports that I have not been privvy to (in which case, can you point me to them?) or you are taking a wild conjectural leap. If the latter is the case, I, personally, am inclined to not make judgements about stuff I can only guess at. At this point, I am inclined to give Felix the benefit of the doubt. He wouldn;t be the first guy to tweak something on the first days of camp. And, by all reports, its nothing serious, he'll be back on progression next week, and that is just to be safe.