Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 11/16/14
With opening day almost upon us, it’s time to finish the 2013 Cleveland Indians Key Players series. This article will focus on starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez. When I discussed Justin Masterson back in early February, I labeled him as quite possibly the most important player on the entire team. The fact is, Ubaldo Jimenez is right there with him. With question marks surrounding every Indians starter, the team absolutely needs at least one of the two to come through in a big way this year. I can remember clearly when I learned that the Indians had traded for Jimenez. Much like the free-agent signings this year, I thought it was a bold move that the club desperately needed to do. Trading your top two pitching prospects is always a risky proposition for a small market team, but I thought the move had the chance to really spark the team and fan base at the time. Sometimes moves just don’t work out, and despite the struggles of Alex White and Drew Pomeranz in Colorado, trading for Jimene...
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