I for one was hoping to get Ubaldo Jimenez ... but it sounds like the reports that "something is wrong about him" were true. He got rocked again today -- 8 ER in just 3.1 IP in a big game for the Indians against the Tigers:
When Jimenez was the best pitcher in MLB through the first half of the 2010 season, he was routinely reaching 99-100 MPH with his fastball. Now he's down to about 95. You don't lose 4-5 MPH off your fastball for no reason.
So, looks like I was wrong about this one. Glad the Reds didn't give up a couple top prospects for Jimenez. Now, if we could have traded Yonder straight up (or Yonder and Volquez) I would still be down for that, but overall it looks like there is something wrong with this guy and I'm glad the Reds didn't bite when the Rockies were asking for a lot.