The Last Piece Of The Colorado Rockies’ Ubaldo Jimenez Trade Has Washed Up

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Mar 10, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman M. McBride (7) flips the ball for an out in the second inning during a spring training game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

When the Colorado Rockies traded their superstar righty back in 2011 to the Cleveland Indians, they got back four players. None of them have worked out. 

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The Colorado Rockies shipped Ubaldo Jimenez off to the Cleveland Indians at the trade deadline in 2011 for minor leaguer Joe Gardner, pitcher Alex White, utility man Matt McBride, and a player to be named later.

Two weeks later, that PTBNL became Drew Pomeranz, and the Colorado Rockies had moved a very good starting pitcher and got in return two of an organization’s best pitching prospects (Pomeranz and White), a minor leaguer (Gardner) and a slugger who could have become something special.

But now, with four years (!) of hindsight and second guessing and #analysis, it’s time to put to bed McBride’s Rockies career as the last player still with the original trading organization on either end of that deal.

UPDATE, September 4, 2:57 pm MT: Matt McBride has been designated for assignment with Justin Morneau returning to the Colorado Rockies:

This post still stands, so, yeah. Just didn’t expect McBride to be DFA’d seven hours after we published! Anyways, let’s go through the trade again here…

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