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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: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 4:47 pm

Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas


that trade makes no sense from the red sox perspective. They are giving up their best young major league pitcher with a decent/good setup guy. Thats a lateral move. Plus usually these type of trades you get prospects. Occasionally you might get 1 major league player but not 2 of that caliber at least not at the major league level. I do agree with you though i dont think they have enough prospects to get this trade done

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 4:43 pm

Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas

i dont really know what the redsox have left to offer at this point for him though that the other teams couldnt match or beat. Im assuming the rockies want at least two blue chip prospects and the sox traded away at time their best prospect to get gonzalez. The sox really need some starting pitching help.

Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: July 19, 2011 4:40 pm

Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas

who the hell would the red sox give us? they gave up the farm for A-Gon didnt they??? As a Rockie fan I want top prospects if Ubaldo is to be dealt or major leauge ready players, maybe Clay Bucholz and Josh Bard combined with an A prospect at the Double A level if the Red Sox have any left?

I want nothing to do with the Reds and their overrated , over hyped pitching prospects, Homer Bailey has injury issues all the time, Mike Leake has looked very average, and Travis Wood may end up being a solid #3 at best IMO.

The Rangers are interesting , I have heard great things about their farm and I like some of their pitching at the major league level right now.

The Yankees have the best package I have seen so far, Nova, that lefty in the minors and Montero , problem is our number 1 prospect in the Rockies system is a catcher, Wilton Rosario, so I really dont know what the Rockies will do , Id rather keep Ubaldo unless someone steps up with a huge offer, I am sure all Rockie fans agre with that statement.

Ubaldo has a great contract, under control for a few years at a decent low price, he has a ton of talent, one injury basically his entire career, throws 95 easy and if his arm gets back on track , more like 97-98 , I have heard some rumors that hes mad about not getting big money like Cargo and Tulo and he wants out, but I dont really believe that considering he still lives with his mama and i think the bright lights of NY or Boston would hurt him like Crawford, Pavano and Lackey.

Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: July 19, 2011 4:38 pm
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Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2011 4:30 pm

Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas

As long as the Yankees are interested, the Sox are interested and vice/versa

Since: Oct 6, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2011 4:17 pm

Red Sox in on Ubaldo, but watch for Texas

This isn't really much of a surprise that the Red Sox and Yankees are "showing interest" in a big name talent that is available is it?  Of course they will be interested as they will continue to drive the contracts and price of trade up for everyone else.  Yet another sterling example of why baseball should have a more structured team salary cap and floor.  But under the expert leadership of Bud Selig I don't forsee those things ever taking place.

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