Re: Whose to blame for Felix's
posted at 5/4/2013 12:22 PM EDT
In response to xXR3S1NXx's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
Doubie has thrown 90, 97, 103, 104 and the one game at 113. Thats not an unusual number of pitches to throw a game. If Doubront didnt come into camp out of shape for the 2nd time in 3 years, he might be better off. Thats hardly Farrells fault. I understand he pitched a lot if innings last year and understand that you should usually up young guys innings by 30-40 IP a year and Doubie had about 20 more than that, but this is not on Farrell. If you feel the need to put the blame on someone, then I think you should look at who gave him the authority to throw that many innings last year. Farrell is using him like any manager would use him.
Also with Iggy. Sorry, but Drew is the all around better option this year. Iggy still cant break .300OBP in AAA yet. Hes got a little better, sure, but not nearly as good of an option as Drew. If he cant handle that, then he doesnt have the mental makeup to play this game. But I dont think they have destroyed his confidence at all. Hes got more power this year, but still needs more work on his overall offense. If anything, its made him work ever harder and thats a good sign.
Thats something that really grinds my gears with doobie too. It makes you wonder how important it is to him to improve on last year. I think its something that should be considered(coming in out of shape) also in wheather or not to Drop Doobie From the rotation if he continues on the way he's pitched. IF a guy comes in in top shape and shows that he wants to be a better pitcher then im willing to give the guy alot more Time to get things right.
When you dont do your off season program to stretch out and strengthen that arm, your going to have issues. Its not just about having a belly and gaining weight. Pitchers, good ones at least, are strict with their off season programs. there in place for a reason. Its a long 6 month season, and when you dont prepare like Doubront, your starting to see the results only one month into the season. These kind of things grind my gears to no end. You get to play baseball at the highest level, MLB. You have an opportunity that only 700-800 guys a year get, and you dont take that serious???