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Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas

Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:48 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2011 4:47 pm
The Rockies still aren't sure they'll trade Ubaldo Jimenez. They're still asking a ton for Ubaldo Jimenez.

But they sure haven't scared teams away.

The Red Sox are the latest team to inquire, sources said Tuesday. It's not yet clear how serious that interest is, or how strong a match there would be. The Red Sox have also continued to monitor the Carlos Beltran market.

While the Yankees' interest in Jimenez has been widely reported, some people familiar with the Rockies plans believe that the Reds or the Rangers would have a better chance of landing the ace right-hander. Both Cincinnati and Texas are said to have enough young talent to motivate the Rockies to make a deal.

The Tigers have also been in touch on Jimenez, but it appears they don't have enough available talent to get him. The Tigers continue to prioritize starting pitching; they've asked about almost every starter on the market.

Jimenez is scheduled to make his next start for Colorado on Tuesday night. Some teams are still trying to convince themselves that he is totally healthy.

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Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: July 20, 2011 9:54 pm

Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas

powering through the potent Braves lineup

Lol did i just read that correctly??? i mean braves are a great team, one of the best in the league, but not because of their "potent lineup". HAHA. they have a great pitching staff. their offense has been much less then average this season. so i wouldnt take too much into jimenez having a good game against them....

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 20, 2011 9:08 pm

Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas


You are right.  But most of these clowns think there are 16 teams in the major leagues and Colorado is not one of them.  All they've ever heard about Ubaldo is his nearly never before seen 1st half last year (but to them it was just a "good" half-season).  Just because they don't play on ESPN or are not Boston, New York, or Philly and don't get talked about on radio shows, then they have no talent whatsoever.  Only great players make it on ESPN. 

Since: Oct 26, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 7:45 pm

Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas

Some of the people on this board are indeed idiots calling Ubaldo a fraud when his skills and pitching ability can be awesome when healthy. It was especially heartwarming last night to see Ubaldo have a great game at home and powering through the potent Braves lineup especially because he has had trouble at home this year. I loved the standing ovation he received when he exited the game. The true Rockies fans don't want him to go and he said this is his team, this is his town, his friends are here, and he doesn't want to leave. I don't want him to leave.

The Rockies have said that in order for them to succeed they have to grow their talent and their best homegrown pitcher to date is Ubaldo. When he is on he is mesmerizing. I think when you are getting prospects for a known commodity it becomes extremely risky and even more so at Coors Field when you are talking pitching. I can think of multiple solid pitchers who have come here and lost their stuff but I will only name 3: Mike Hampton, Denny Neagle, and the late Darryl Kile who tried so hard to make it here.

I am hoping that the Rockies are asking too much and nobody is willing to pay the price and Ubaldo can stay here and be our first legitimate ace. What you get in return is usually a question mark. Plus, Ubaldo is not a spotlight type of guy so going to New York would not be an easy transition nor would Boston.

The only way this makes any sense is if there is some undisclosed shoulder problem.

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 4:59 pm

Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas

Guess few on this board caught Jimenez' performance last night against the Atlanta Braves.  That's OK - Rockies fans are hoping the trade deadline passes and Ubaldo stays in a Colorado uniform.

Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: July 20, 2011 12:59 pm

Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas

That has got to be one of the stupidests posts I've read on these boards...and that's saying a lot.  "Oh snap"  What the hell was that. 

Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2011 7:52 pm

Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas

The Yankees will never give up what the Rockies would want for this guy.If they did,Cashman should be fired on the spot.Let the Red Sox have him.He hasn't proven anything,and pitching in the American League,especially the East,is a different ballgame.

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2011 7:08 pm

Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas

C'mon guys. The real reason the Sox are interested in this guy is because the Yankees are interested. They often do this to each other to drive up the desire. This time, the Sox are showing interest in Jimenez in hopes that the Yankees give up a higher caliber player, or an extra prospect when the deal finally gets done. 

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 6:56 pm

Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas

I would hate to see Ufraudo on the Sox, he is not good at all, got lucky for one year and we already have Lackey and Dice K to weigh us down when we need it.

Go get someone with some upside potential if you want a pitcher...

Since: May 19, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2011 6:07 pm

Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas

There's a shock. Yanks looking at someone, and the Sawx follow.

This Yankee fan does not want him in pinstripes. I honestly think Nova would be better in 3 years in the AL east then Jiminez and his 4+ ERA in the worst hitting division in basbeall.

Since: May 6, 2010
Posted on: July 19, 2011 5:59 pm

Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas

As a Yankee fan, I wouldn't hate having Jimenez, but I have no special desire to go get him and I certainly don't want to sell the farm to do so.

As others have said, Jimenez has been "meh" for about a year now.  I don't see him as a special talent.  He's no Cliff Lee or Doc Halladay.

Pitching style aside, he's more of an AJ Burnett.  Some nights he can be electric, but on a whole he's a middle-rotation pitcher.  If the Yankees traded a ton for him he'd be our 3rd or 4th best starter (CC and Hughes for sure, maybe Burnett).  I don't like trading the farm for a guy who's not even a lock to be in your 3-man rotation come Playoff time.

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