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Known mostly for his start in 2010 that saw him go 10-1 with a .78 ERA in the first two months of the season, Ubaldo Jimenez has become human and is now a just an above average starting pitcher with potential.
Although Jimenez is currently just 5-8 with a 4.08 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP, he's still the ace of the Colorado Rockies and may not be dealt without a good return.
At first, it seemed like a move to the New York Yankees was likely, but ESPN's Buster Olney says "Contrary to report, Yankees and Rockies haven't started exchanging names in any Jimenez talks. Odds that NYY/COL work out deal are very slim."
Still, according to ESPN Insider, "Jimenez's reasonable salary makes him a palatable option for several teams, not just financial behemoths with starting pitching needs like the Yankees and Red Sox."
Keeping that in mind, along with the fact that the Colorado Rockies are below .500 with little hope to make the playoffs, its possible that Jimenez could move to any number of teams looking to bolster their playoff hopes.
However, despite the buzz surrounding Jimenez for the last few weeks, ESPN's Buster Olney reports that "the Rockies are telling interested teams that the price will be high, and that if Colorado deals him, the extraction of prospects needed in return will be painful. One evaluator's current odds of Jimenez being traded: 25 percent. 'It has to be something that makes sense for the Rockies [right now].' "
Given the attitude of Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd, moving Jimenez this season doesn't seem all that likely.