Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Don't worry about Felix Doubront's rough spring training, he is what he is

There's a mild level of concern in Fort Myers about Felix Doubront, who's gotten crushed in his last two spring training starts.  In eight innings combined he's allowed 20 hits, 5 walks, and 15 earned runs.  As horrible as those numbers are, it is obviously an extremely small sample size; and from games that don't even count.

When the regular season starts, I fully expect Doubront to be exactly what he has been for the Red Sox the last two seasons, which is a fairly average but remarkably consistent back of the rotation starter.  Take a look at some of his virtually identical stats from 2012 and 2013:

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