Minnesota Twins: Trade history of the New Front Office Leaders
Indians acquire RHP Ubaldo Jimenez from Rockies for RHP Alex White, RHP Drew Pomeranz, RHP Joe Gardner, and RF Matt McBride (2011)
In 2011 the Indians again sent out four prospects in an attempt to bring in talent to their pitching staff. This time it was starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez from the Colorado Rockies. We may be able to label the Miller trade a pretty clear win. At the same time, this trade for Jimenez is a little harder to claim as a clear win. He did hold down a spot in the Indians’ rotation for several years, highlighted by his 2013 season where he had a 3.30 ERA and a 2.7 WAR.
The Rockies were able to stock their farm system, much like the Yankees last season, with four Indian prospects. That haul included what were two recent first round picks in RHP Alex White and the more well known RHP Drew Pomeranz.
This trade was made to try and strengthen the roster of an Indians team that was in first place. What stands out in this trade, is again, the Indians made a big splash for someone who was more than a half-season rental. The Indians acquired Jimenez with a contract that gave the team control of him through the 2014 season.