CBS Sports:Red Sox in on Ubaldo-Good idea?
posted at 7/19/2011 6:21 PM EDTby Danny Knobler/CBS Sports
The Rockies still aren't sure they'll trade Ubaldo Jimenez. They're still asking a ton for Ubaldo Jimenez.
But they sure haven't scared teams away.
The Red Sox are the latest team to inquire, sources said Tuesday. It's not yet clear how serious that interest is, or how strong a match there would be. The Red Sox have also continued to monitor the Carlos Beltran market.
While the Yankees' interest in Jimenez has been widely reported, some people familiar with the Rockies plans believe that the Reds or the Rangers would have a better chance of landing the ace right-hander. Both Cincinnati and Texas are said to have enough young talent to motivate the Rockies to make a deal.
The Tigers have also been in touch on Jimenez, but it appears they don't have enough available talent to get him. The Tigers continue to prioritize starting pitching; they've asked about almost every starter on the market.
Jimenez is scheduled to make his next start for Colorado on Tuesday night. Some teams are still trying to convince themselves that he is totally healthy.
Re: CBS Sports:Red Sox in on Ubaldo-Good idea?
posted at 7/19/2011 6:39 PM EDTIf they are just trying to irritate you know who and drive up the cost, super.
But since the All Star break last year, Ubaldo has been bad-o.
His first half last year was spectacular. I don't know what has happened since. He'd be a very costly hope ... that he returned to his superior form.