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Jimenez: Tigers out, at least for now

Posted on: July 29, 2011 10:20 pm
 
The Tigers, trying hard to add a starting pitcher before Sunday's non-waiver deadline, circled back late this week to make another run at Ubaldo Jimenez, the Rockies right-hander who is the best starter on the market.

By Friday night, it appeared that attempt had failed.

According to sources, the Tigers were once again basically out of the Jimenez derby, with the door remaining only slightly open for the Tigers to come back for another try. That appears unlikely, and the Rockies were proceeding with the idea that Jimenez likely gets dealt to the Yankees, the Red Sox or to no one. The Indians and other teams have been involved in Jimenez talks, but as of Friday night, those talks seemed to be quiet.

It's not clear how strong the interest is from either New York or Boston, but both teams could use the rotation upgrade that Jimenez would provide. The Rockies have long regarded the Yankees as being the best fit, because of the wealth of prospects they could choose from, but talks between the two teams haven't been that smooth.

The Red Sox could be more motivated, with the news that Clay Buchholz is headed to California for an exam by noted back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins.

The Tigers were in on Jimenez early, but sources said that the Rockies weren't high on the Tiger prospects. It's believed that they insisted that top prospect Jacob Turner be included in any offer, and Jon Heyman of SI.com reported that they at one point asked for Turner and either Rick Porcello or Max Scherzer.

The Tigers could hardly include one of their big-league starters, since their rotation isn't deep enough, as is. The Tigers are just 4-16 when they use their fifth starter.
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Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2011 12:44 pm
 

Jimenez: Tigers out, at least for now

The Rockies are complete idiots.  To ask for the likes of Porcello AS WELL AS Jacob Turner, is completely mental.  No wonder this team is where it's at.



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2011 12:32 am
 

Jimenez: Tigers out, at least for now

reported that they at one point asked for Turner and either or .

They wanted what?  I'll wouldn't trade either one of these guys for Jimenez.  We know what we have with our top three pitchers and that would be winning pitchers.  We don't know what happens if Jimenez were to pitch here.  Let him go to New York or Boston and he can become a 5th pitcher in their rotation.  A year or two down the road he will be washed up because he can't handle the stress and come for much less.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 10:58 pm
 

Jimenez: Tigers out, at least for now

I see more upside for him, sandwiched around hard throwers in the Tiger's pitching lineup than I see for Jimenez.  History shows that Rockies pitchers suffer in the high altitude.  Post Rockies pitching records have not been consistent with what they did while in Colorado.

Very contradictory statement. Ubaldo has ace stuff and would be leaving one of the friendliest hitters parks to a park that isn't known for being a hitters paradise. I'd give up Porcello in less than a heartbeat for Ubaldo if I could throw someone else in there other than Jacob Turner.


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