It's not Ubaldo Jimenez's fault that he was traded for the Indians' two best prospects.
Not that it matters. Jimenez failed to live up to advance billing as a dominating starter after arriving in Cleveland following the July 31 deal for Drew Pomeranz and Alex White.
He struggled in the first half with the Colorado Rockies, compiling a 6-9 record and 4.46 ERA in 21 starts. Nothing changed after the trade, as he went 4-4 with a 5.10 ERA in 11 starts for the Tribe.
Was this really the same guy who posted a 14-1 record and 1.83 ERA in the first three months of 2010? Oh, and don't forget that six-walk, seven strikeout no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves in April.
Ubaldo Jimenez ready to put last year behind him, prove he can be as good as ever
Akron Beacon Journal | Mar 1