On the side of trading him, since the All-Star break in 2010, Jimenez has gone 10-16 with an ERA of 4.19.
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The contrasts are stark, and so are the views about what might be next for Jimenez. He is only 27, but that cuts both ways, too. In theory, a return to dominance is more than possible. But the Rockies weren't counting on that happening, or they wouldn't have traded a 27-year-old with a manageable contract and with one great half-season on his resume.
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This trade by the Indians is neither a screaming-in-the-night gamble
What kind of gamble? The imagery that phrase conjures up doesn't really make me think about taking on risk and hoping to be rewarded for it.
nor a lock.
If only it were a lock!
There is evidence to suggest that Jimenez can pitch competently for them.
But they could use something substantially better than that.
In that significant area between all right and great is where the questions will be asked and answered.Jeebus, are you Joe Morgan? Are you Peter King? What are you getting paid for again? Take a stance on something you dunce.