July 30, 2014

Felix Doubront Traded To Cubs

Felix Doubront has been traded to the Chicago Cubs, according to Jon Morosi (Fox Sports).

The Red Sox, clearly selling low on a once-promising lefty who ran up a 6.07 ERA this season, will receive the proverbial "player to be named later".

Doubront gave the Red Sox some extremely important relief innings in Games 3 and 4 of the World Series last fall. I was one of many people who thought he'd finally put it all together this spring, but clearly, that did not happen.

Banished to the bullpen in late June, Doubront then proceeded to allow 11 runs in nine innings of relief (seven appearances), as opponents had a 1.034 OPS against him.


FenFan said...

I was never high on Doubront but he did show "flashes of greatness" here and there. No hard feelings here; I wish him the best of luck with Theo and the Cubbies.

allan said...

Sean McAdam :
"Industry source: For Doubront, Sox will make choice of a few prospects after Rule V draft in December. In other words: don't expect much."

allan said...

Peter Abraham:
"RedSox have shifted AAA RHP Anthony Ranaudo to start on Friday, which would be same day as John Lackey."


FenFan said...

Well, remember what the Nick Punto trade brought us a year later? ;-)

hrstrat57 said...

Felix = major disappointment.

Could be finally be getting Nick Markakis ? If talking to o's why not bring local player home?