As July fast approaches and Trade Deadline rumors swirl . . . a quick peek back at last year’s Jimenez deal through a more recent prism.
According to CBS Sports, this week Colorado GM Dan O’Dowd said the Rockies (29-46 and 14 games behind) would not trade OF Michael Cuddyer. O’Dowd then added:
“But if someone’s going to come along and make an offer like Cleveland
did with Jimenez, I’m not stupid.”
A telling comment. But is it true?
In case you were wondering, the first year’s return on investment is marginal for both sides:
Pomeranz 2012 0-2 4.70
Career 2-3 5.01
White 2012 2-6 6.45
Career 5-10 6.73
Jimenez 11-10 4.86 since the trade
Both Pomeranz and White are back in AAA. It will take another 1-2 years to see how they develop and what Jimenez does in the interim to accurately assess the trade.
I never liked the deal but at least it was an aggressive move, not a band aid. We need the same approach this year.
We probably only have enough in the tank for 1 move. SP or RH bat?