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

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Sep 24, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher U. Jimenez (30) delivers in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Ubaldo Jimenez

The Indians didn’t win the Ubaldo trade any more than the Rockies did. Jimenez had a bad time in Cleveland the rest of 2011, a bad 2012, and then a decent-ish 2013, after which he left in free agency. (Even in Baltimore, he’s never again found the success he had in, say, 2009 or 2010 with the Colorado Rockies.)

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He led the American League in losses in 2012, and while losses are not the best metric to judge pitchers, he also added a 5.40 ERA, 1.613 WHIP, 1.5 K:BB ratio, and 25 homers allowed in 31 starts that year. Things certainly weren’t good.

After giving the Indians a good season in 2013, he walked in free agency to join the Baltimore Orioles. Cleveland got nothing in return for the righty, never having been able to put a good enough team around him to do serious postseason damage.

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