Not time to hit the panic button on De La Rosa

It is not that pitching has always been the Colorado Rockies Achilles’ heel. As an organization the Rockies have just simply always had to work differently with pitchers than other franchises. Pitching at altitude has mentally derailed many young Rockies prospects. Young, promising, pitchers have often been know to wilt under the unique circumstances of pitching at Coors Field...
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Briefly Considered: Ubaldo Jimenez at Different Velocities

Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez produced his third consecutive poor start for the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, recording just three strikeouts against 27 opposing batters while posting a single-game xFIP of 5.23 (box). It was also the third consecutive start for his new club in which Jimenez produced an average fastball velocity below his 2013 average of […]
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles striking out so far with Ubaldo Jimenez

Photo: www.ewallstreeter.com You can place this in the “way too early to tell” category, but the early returns for the Orioles 4 year, $50 million investment in Ubaldo Jimenez have been poor to say the least.  After Monday’s loss to the New York Yankees, Jimenez has dropped to 0-2 on this young season, with some eye opening stats to go along with his record.  Against New...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles upgrade rotation with Jimenez, Yoon

The Baltimore Orioles were able to address their need for starting pitching this past week with the additions of right-handers Ubaldo Jimenez and Suk-min Yoon. Jimenez signed a 4-year, $50 million contract on Monday. The 30-year-old, a former member of  the Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians, earned a 13-9 record with a 3.30 ERA in 2013, after rebounding from a poor first half...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Faces in new places: Ubaldo Jimenez to join Baltimore Orioles rotation

It took longer than we thought after the first domino in the SP market, in the form of Masahiro Tanaka, fell but Ubaldo Jimenez appears to have found a new home. He’ll move on from Cleveland to a Baltimore Orioles team that lacks a front of the rotation starter despite plenty of promise in the form of Chris Tillman, Kevin Gausman and others. Still, Jimenez immediately adds depth...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Cleveland Indians reach out to pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez?

The Cleveland Indians pitchers and catchers will be reporting to spring training and Ubaldo Jimenez is still Unsigned. Should the Indians reach out to Jimenez? The answer is yes. He made a mistake and didn’t sign on the dotted line, probably on the advice of his agent who thought Jimenez would be in for a bigger pay-day after his performance last season. Jimenez was getting back...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ubaldo Jimenez: do the Indians want him back?

We are about a week away from pitchers and catchers reporting to the Indians spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona, but right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez still has not found a home in free agency this offseason. The market this offseason has not worked out how Jimenez and his representatives anticipated after he went 13-9 with a 3.30 ERA and posted a career best 9.6 strikeouts...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe Happenings: Weighing the risks of resigning Jimenez

Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook… Is Jimenez worth the risk? The Ubaldo Jimenez saga this offseason is a topic that has been written about and probably beaten to death by all of us here at IBI. But what continues to make it a fascinating storyline is the twists and turns his offseason narrative has brought over the last the last three months since the end...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB News: Ubaldo Jimenez rejects qualifying offer, Indians likely to receive compensatory draft pick

As expected, Ubaldo Jimenez did not accept the Indians’ qualifying offer of $14.1 million for the 2014 season.  He had until today at 5PM EST to accept the offer, and he will now become a free agent. Free-agent right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez has declined the $14.1M qualifying offer from the Indians. More soon on http://t.co/FJ5W7Rktqb. — Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) November 11...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Jimenez voids option and is now a free agent

The Indians announced today that they have exercised the 2014 club option ($8 million) on right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez.  Because of the parameters of his contract where if he were traded, his 2014 club option turned into a mutual option when he was traded from the Rockies to the Indians in July of 2011. As a result, Jimenez voided the contract and is now a free agent. Jimenez...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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