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    Ubaldo Jimenez Reportedly Close to Signing with Orioles

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    could be a decent pickup for the right price

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    Could be a great player if he gets his head right. O's not giving up on competing with the big guns, I like it.
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    hope its not true, he will get hit hard every outing in that division

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuse0323 View Post
    Could be a great player if he gets his head right. O's not giving up on competing with the big guns, I like it.
    guy had mechanics issues half of last year, his better off signing with an NL team

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    Should position them to go from last to 4th in the division, if true

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    He would probably immediately become the ace of the staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Profits View Post
    He would probably immediately become the ace of the staff.
    over Chen and Tillman ? no way bruh

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyliving View Post
    guy had mechanics issues half of last year, his better off signing with an NL team
    my baseball knowledge is weak but I root for the O's so I'll take it.
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    I'm sure that 95 mph fast ball will look good landing in the rightfield porch at Yankee stadium and Fenway Park

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bear View Post
    over Chen and Tillman ? no way bruh
    Yes and Yes. Neither of those guys are anything special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bear View Post
    over Chen and Tillman ? no way bruh


    Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that the Orioles are "working to finalize" a deal with Ubaldo Jimenez that's expected to be for four years and around $48 million.

    The O's have struck out on other free agents to this point, whether by simply getting outbid or by the players failing to pass the team's extensive physicals. However, it appears they've finally caught a big fish. Jimenez has been up-and-down the last three seasons but finished with a brilliant second half last year, overall posting a 3.30 ERA and 194/80 K/BB ratio in 182 2/3 innings for the Indians. He could be the Orioles' Opening Day starter and will cost them their first-round draft pick.

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    good for him i like the move.

    1. Chen
    2. Jimenez
    3. Tillman
    4. Gonzalez
    5. Yoon

    nice little staff to go with that powerhouse line-up featuring
    CRUSH DAVIS , Machado, Wieters, and Hardy!!

    Buck Showalter a hell of a manager too!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bear View Post
    good for him i like the move.

    1. Chen
    2. Jimenez
    3. Tillman
    4. Gonzalez
    5. Yoon

    nice little staff to go with that powerhouse line-up featuring
    CRUSH DAVIS , Machado, Wieters, and Hardy!!

    Buck Showalter a hell of a manager too!!!
    BB spot on as usual O's clearly the fav to win the AL east

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyliving View Post
    BB spot on as usual O's clearly the fav to win the AL east
    haha i dont know about that .

    That is a really tough division but all 5 teams are capable of winning it IMO

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    Ubaldo will win some games.. he gets a lot run support and wins games by big margins.. bal RL with the over..

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    Well that was a sleeper. I'm surprised Ubaldo cashed in. Now we wait on Santana.

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    When Jimenez is going good he is a solid #2/3 pitcher he is a solid pickup for the Orioles.

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    He's a gas can now

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    Several media outlets reported earlier that the sides had reached an agreement, which is reportedly for about $50 million over four years.
    Jimenez went 13-9 with a 3.30 ERA in 32 starts for Cleveland last season. He turned down a $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Indians, so Baltimore would have to forfeit its first-round draft pick (17th overall) to sign him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoke View Post
    He's a gas can now
    How is he a gas can? He had a VERY strong second half last year and his overall numbers were very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmpireMaker View Post
    When Jimenez is going good he is a solid #2/3 pitcher he is a solid pickup for the Orioles.
    Well the O's are counting on him to be their ace, so hopefully he can handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoke View Post
    He's a gas can now
    only Clayton Kershaw had a lower ERA after all-star break

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    UBaldo was unreal for a short time with the rockies. Still a good pitcher but not elite

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    Question mark for me. Not thrilled with the signing especially having to pitch against the AL East. Pitched very well down the stretch and has incorporated his slider more often. The 2 seasons before last were pretty bad though. Eh we'll see how this works out.

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    how about that Korean pitcher Yoon the Orioles signed?

    he is supposedly almost as highly touted as the Dodgers Ryu before injuring his shoulder...

    but the potential for Yoon is there.

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    Jimenez passes his physical with Orioles, deal is virtually done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Profits View Post
    He would probably immediately become the ace of the staff.
    Did you really just say this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BennyBigNuts View Post
    Did you really just say this?
    Um yeah, you got a problem with that? He is UNQUESTIONABLY the Baltimore ace once this deal is announced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BennyBigNuts View Post
    Did you really just say this?
    In fact, the very reason they went after him was because the Orioles did not have a bona fide ace the last two years, if they did, they would have beaten the Yankees in the playoffs two years ago and made a playoff run last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Profits View Post
    Um yeah, you got a problem with that? He is UNQUESTIONABLY the Baltimore ace once this deal is announced.
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    Not gonna go stat hunting on it but I'd take A 25 Year old Tillman over him for sure.
    Gonzalez isn't bad either.
    What Was Umbaldo's ERA the 2 years before this one? Well over 5 probably.

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    And Jimenez was one of the best pitchers in the American League over the second half of the season last year, whatever it was that was bothering him, he figured things out and again looked like the pitcher that almost won a Cy Young while pitching in Colorado. And the Orioles would not pay 48 million for a guy and give up a first round draft pick if they were not getting an ace.

    Baltimore has a bunch of good pitchers and young too, which is always good, but not one of them could be considered a go-to ace type. Jimenez could be that guy, not to mention adding some veteran leadership.

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    Tillman won 15 or 16 games last season right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bear View Post
    Tillman won 15 or 16 games last season right?
    Yeah but he doesn't have Ubaldo's raw "stuff".

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