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Jimenez to be traded to Indians

Posted on: July 30, 2011 7:42 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2011 9:10 pm
 


By Matt Snyder


Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez's name has been front and center for much of the past two weeks in trade talk, and it appears he will finally be traded. CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler is reporting it will happen sometime before the deadline. Still, it's not 100 percent and Jimenez is even making his scheduled start at San Diego Saturday night. Of course, Esmil Rogers began warming up in the bullpen in the first inning, so it looks like the deal could be finalized during the game. UPDATE: After throwing one inning, Jimenez was greeted with hugs from the entire team and coaching staff in the dugout. Thus, it appears he's leaving and everyone was saying their good-byes.

Despite the rampant rumors for weeks, Jimenez has remained professional, according to his manager.

"He's been very, very professional about moving this thing off to the side," Rockies manager Jim Tracy told Scott Miller of CBSSports.com. "During the course of the last week or so, there have been so many things swirling, not only around him but around others, that you wonder where some of these things originate. ... I'm a big believer in that you stay focused and work on the things within your control. And none of us have control over this."

Jimenez, 27, is 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 116 strikeouts in 122 innings this season. He was stellar in 2010, however, and finished third in NL Cy Young voting. He's really cheap for the next three seasons with team-friendly options taking him through 2014. So this isn't necessarily the Indians mortgaging the future for 2011. Jimenez will be their ace for at least 3 1/2 seasons. But they did pay handsomely for him.

Knobler reports the Rockies will receive prospects Drew Pomeranz, Alex White and Matt McBride heading to Colorado.

Pomeranz, 22, is a big catch. He was the fifth overall pick in the 2010 draft. He's got a 1.98 ERA and 112 strikeouts in 91 innings across Class A and Double-A this season -- his first as a pro. Many project him as a future ace.

White's no slouch himself and is actually more highly touted than Pomeranz. The 22-year-old right-hander was the Tribe's first-round pick in 2009. He has a 1.98 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in Triple-A and a 3.60 ERA in his three big-league appearances. He's struck out 13 in 15 innings for the Indians.

McBride, 26, figures to be a utility player with good pop. He's played left field, right field, first base and catcher this season. He's hitting .279/.339/.501 across both Double-A and Triple-A. He's got power that will play well in Coors Field, as he's slugged 15 homers in 93 games.

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hotmeuly
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Posted on: December 20, 2011 6:18 pm
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Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:07 am
 

Jimenez traded to Indians

My previous post was pretty soft on the Colorado Rockies and the Ubaldo Jimenez deal.  So Ubaldo pitchers just enough to stink up the place on the way out.  What is, he pitches a shutout in Cleveland?  That would be a story be he doesn't have that in him at this point. 




Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2011 9:24 pm
 

Jimenez to be traded to Indians

for the record, that first paragraph was edited in after my comment.




Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: July 30, 2011 8:52 pm
 

Jimenez to be traded to Indians

Read the first paragraph of the above story. Rogers already up in bullpen, which likely signals the deal is being finalized and Jimenez will be pulled once it is.



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2011 8:49 pm
 

Jimenez to be traded to Indians

so, MLB and ESPN box scores both have Ubaldo pitching right now. I guess it could be ANOTHER Ubaldo?

Or maybe it's Xander Jimenez...



Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2011 8:49 pm
 

Jimenez to be traded to Indians

Poor Cleveland..deals 2 studs for a guy who had one half of a good season.  Cleveland will always Be Cleveland I guess.



Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2011 8:25 pm
 

Jimenez to be traded to Indians

it's a done deal Jimenez start called off and he aint injured!



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: July 30, 2011 8:21 pm
 

Jimenez to be traded to Indians

What a ridiculous comment. Jim Bowden of ESPN.com reported on Twitter the deal was done and this post says it's still "not 100%."



Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: July 30, 2011 8:20 pm
 

Report: Jimenez to Indians deal 'done'

In following baseball I have noticed that Ubaldo Jimenez has become less effective than he was.  I can understand that the Cleveland Indians fan would be excited. Sure run support wasn't there in Colorado but that would be run support of at least 3 to 4 runs a game. Not a huge number but sometimes a pitcher needs to keep the runs against his team down to one or two.  I don't see how Cleveland can get happy about this as Ubaldo has steadily increased his ERA since last year.  Good luck Indians and by the way you are looking alot better than in the past.



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