Indians haven’t talked to Ubaldo Jiménez in weeks

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No player in Cleveland had a bigger turn-around than Ubaldo

Pitchers and catchers are set to report to Goodyear, Arizona and one of their own, free agent starter Ubaldo Jiménez, remains unsigned. Nevertheless, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Tribe has not had contact with Jiménez in “weeks.”

Jiménez, arguably the best pitcher in the AL through the second half of 2013, is still on the market and there’s been some chatter about the right-hander returning to Cleveland on a one-year deal, but it’s all speculation at this point. As Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto pointed out this past weekend, Jeff Sullivan over at Fangraphs did an interesting story on Jiménez, explaining why teams are very cautious about throwing sizeable free agent dollars in his direction, including the team’s second-half schedule and the effect of Yan Gomes behind the plate. “Jimenez is probably the most mysterious out of everybody. He’s been an ace, he’s been a wreck, and he’s been everything in between,” writes Sullivan.

The 30-year-old Jiménez posted a 3.30 ERA and 194/80 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 182 2/3 innings last season. He was said to be looking at a multi-year deal upwards of $14 million per year. He was linked to the Toronto Blue Jays at the end of January, but those talks have apparently not progressed.

 

  • Harv 21

    OMG!! THEY WON’T EVEN TALK TO HIM!!! DOLANZ CHEEEEAP!!

    [or, most likely, they and his agent amicably agreed to touch base if/when the Ubaldo market was not commensurate with the agent’s hopes/dreams and came closer to something palatable to the Tribe, which is optimistic about its youngsters and knows Ubaldo better than anyone]

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    OY VEY!

  • mgbode

    INDIANS FO HAVEN’T TALKED TO UBALDO, BUT HAVE BEEN IN DISCUSSIONS WITH HIS ALTER-EGO FAUSTOLDO

  • mgbode

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/cle/indi…p;vkey=news_cle

    Whether you live where there’s 2 feet of snow on the ground or where it was 75 degrees and sunny yesterday, be united in the hope of a new baseball season.

    Spring is officially starting tomorrow as Pitchers and Catchers report for the Tribe!!!!

  • left out

    amen