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Can Indians Salvage Ubaldo Jimenez?

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Dan O'Dowd made it known that Ubaldo Jimenez was available; it was as much a warning as an opportunity.

The Tribe knew that. Just as they know O'Dowd well. He is the team's former assistant general manager from 1988-98. He has been the Rockies' GM since 1999. Colorado is a franchise that always needs pitchers, so why would O'Dowd be willing to trade Jimenez in the summer of 2011?

This was the same Jimenez who started for the National League in the 2010 All-Star Game, who was 19-8 with as 2.88 ERA that season. In July of 2011, Jimenez was only 27. He had a contract running through 2014 at very reasonable dollars.

It would seem the last thing you do is trade a guy like that. But Jimenez was 6-9 with a 4.46 ERA on July 31, 2011, when he was traded to ...

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