Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 11/14/14
When the Indians, first acquired Ubaldo Jimenez I was a gung ho believer in his abilities at the top of the rotation and thought that his struggles early in 2011 where just sample size issues, nothing to be concerned about. This is why I could never be in a front office, as I could not have been more wrong as what we have witnessed so far with Jimenez has been a complete unraveling of talent as a major-league starter. I was recently trying to think of a pitcher whose career arc was somewhat comparable to that of Ubaldo’s and then realized that perhaps the most reminiscent starter was rotation mate Scott Kazmir. The only difference being that Kazmir had a more sustained stretch of success prior to his disappearing act. However, in terms of velocity based success, and the following evaporation of a high strikeout starter to back end level stuff they are eerily similar. So, today I will attempt to follow the same path as site editor Jim Pete, and accept that as scary as it sounds Jimen...
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