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The Cleveland Indians have one of the worst records in baseball since the All-Star Game and it's not because of their pitching (although they share part of the blame).
The Indians can't hit and neither can Ubaldo Jimenez.
At just 27 years old, Jimenez is a sublime talent with an incredibly affordable contract that can go as far as 2014 with team options. However, there are significant red flags.
First, considering what I just wrote above, why was Colorado so desperate to get rid of him? Second, his drop in velocity that began in the second half of last year hasn't been corrected. Third, that violent arm action is just begging for a trip to to see Dr. Andrews.
See Jimenez's right elbow in this picture? It's going to snap one of these days.
Admittedly, Indians GM Chris Antonetti did well to not include Lonny Chisenhall, but trading both Alex White and Drew Pomeranz (not official until after 08/16) is a massive hit to Cleveland's pitching depth.
Both kids look like future aces so, for the Indians' sake, I hope Jimenez's arm holds together (I doubt it).
Now, how about getting yourself some offense?