Found April 20, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
Remember when the Tribe traded for Ubaldo in the middle of 2011? The Indians ran out to a roaring start pummeling the opposition into submission; however, their starting pitching became problematic.  The Tribe farm system had no answers, and Chris Antonneti had to seek pitching from outside the organization. Ubaldo Jimenez was the jewel of the mid-season coming off a great year.  He started the All-Star game for the National League, was twice the NL Pitcher of the Month, had thrown a no-hitter, and was third in the NL Cy Young voting.  Perhaps most importantly, he was young, affordable and under team control. When reports first came indicating the Tribe traded for Ubaldo I couldn’t believe it.  After trading reigning Cy Young award winners in back-to-back years I expected nothing of the sort, isn’t the Tribe’s role to trade players to contenders? The price was steep, first round picks Alex White and Drew Pomeranz, the future of the Tribe’s starting rotation.  However, there was no d...
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