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Trade Analysis: Jimenez Deal A Perplexing One

It's difficult to fault an organization for trying to win in their current season. But, it isn't always the right course of action. For the Cleveland Indians, dealing their top two pitching prospects for a pitcher trending in the wrong direction may prove costly in their rebuilding process. And, while Colorado dealing away their young ace is also perplexing, they may have sold just in time.

Ubaldo Jimenez is not the pitcher he was in 2010. The velocity isn't the same, and neither is his command, presence on the mound, or consistency. In any way you can think of, he hasn't been the same pitcher. So, there are two schools of thought. You could say the Rockies sold low, which is universally considered to be a poor philosophy, or you could say they sold before his stock sunk even lower...