Jul 28, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront (22) reacts against the Toronto Blue Jays during the sixth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
Felix Doubront wins 15 games.
What happened? Doubront had back-to-back 11 win seasons and appeared on the cusp of breaking out in 2014. A pitcher who could keep his ERA under 4.00, get some innings in and provide some solid pitching in the four and five slot in the rotation.
Doubront degraded as the 2013 season wore on, but in the playoffs and the World Series promise for 2014 was shown. On the Big Stage Doubront tossed seven innings in four games allowing a lone run and picked up a WS win. If the playoffs are a confidence builder then Doubront had a world of it going into 2014.
Doubront just blew up and his career is on the verge of being potential lost. If Doubront had taken that next step the Red Sox would have a solid rotation if Lester and Lackey remained on board. Maybe Cole Hamels would be in town?