Boston Red Sox: 5 Reasons They Should Go Hard After Ubaldo Jimenez

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Boston Red Sox: 5 Reasons They Should Go Hard After Ubaldo Jimenez
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Ubaldo Jimenez, the 6'4", 210-pound, flame throwing right-hander from the Colorado Rockies is on the trade block, and the Boston Red Sox are apparently showing some interest.

This needs to happen.

The Red Sox pitching staff always seems to get struck by the injury bug, and this year is no different. Daisuke Matsuzaka is toast. Clay Buchholz hasn't pitched in over a month. John Lackey isn't injured, but I think most Boston fans wish he was.

Luckily, the Red Sox have a deep farm system. Despite trading two of their top prospects, Casey Kelly and Anthony Rizzo, for hitting machine Adrian Gonzalez, the Sox still have plenty of talent to offer.

Boston should pull the trigger on a deal for prospects, and cruise into the playoffs with a pitching staff that rivals the Philadelphia Phillies' legendary rotation.

Here are five reasons why.

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