Found March 08, 2012 on Rockies Review:
July 30th, 2011 will be remembered by Colorado Rockies fans as a very dark day. Few fans pictured this image before the 2011 season began.As news that the team had indeed traded their ace, Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians, fans stood in shock. Despite a disappointing first half of 2011, Jimenez was the first true dominant pitcher in club history. Making the move even more shocking was that Jimenez was not only still in a Rockies uniform, he was on the mound, awkwardly pitching through a distracted final inning.The finger-pointing began. In the clubhouse after the game, when the mood should have been somber, team leader Troy Tulowitzki made some scathing remarks that showed what fans later found out to be a huge issue throughout the failed 2011 season. There was a huge divide in the clubhouse.On Wednesday, Tracy Ringolsby published an article for Fox Sports Arizona in which Jimenez revealed his side of the trade. It became apparent that the two contracts signed by fellow super...
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