Players the Red Sox should move on from -- No 3: Corey Kluber
Look, I understand why the Red Sox took a flyer on Corey Kluber going into this year. Not only is he a former Cy Young winner, but he's a veteran presence that could help settle the young arms on the pitching staff and maybe aid in their development. However, from the first inning of the season opener versus Baltimore, it became very clear that the Klubot is malfunctioning, and no on has figured out how to fix it.
Kluber, even after being demoted to a bullpen role, has posted a 6.25 ERA and an ERA+ of 73 with a 3-6 record. Now, Kluber does have a chance to show us that he still has something left in the tank, filling in for Chris Sale while he completes his current IL stint, but Kluber is going to have to really perform well to change any opinion about his borderline disastrous season so far.
Much like what I said when talking about Richard Bleier, if we reach the point where the bullpen needs to be taken apart and built back up again, Kluber has to be one of the first arms that gets sent packing.