RealClearSports
Advertisement

Indians Have Their Ace in Jimenez

AP Photo

First of all, he needs a nickname.

All No. 1 starters worth their No. 1's need a nickname. That's just good marketing.

How about U-Dog? The U-Train? U-The Man?

Indians manager Manny Acta probably doesn't care. He's just happy to have a bonafide No. 1 starter in his rotation.

The rest of us can call Ubaldo Jimenez whatever we want. Acta plans on calling on him every fifth day.

Not that Acta doesn't have a pet name for the new lead dog in his rotation.

"The Big U," said Acta.

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Can Indians Salvage Ubaldo Jimenez?

Terry Pluto, Cleveland Plain Dealer - May 5, 2012

Dan O'Dowd made it known that Ubaldo Jimenez was available; it was as much a warning as an opportunity. The Tribe knew that. Just as they know O'Dowd well. He is the team's former assistant general manager from 1988-98. He has... more »

MLB: The Art of Buying Low

Nando Di Fino, CBS Sports - May 5, 2012

Fortunes have been made on being able to figure out when it's just the right time to buy something low. Cars, stocks and bread are just a few examples. Of course, each comes with its own set of risks: the car could... more »

MLB: Injury Update

Will Carroll, Sports Illustrated - May 5, 2012

Ryan Braun, Brewers (strained Achilles) There's something of the offseason in Braun's Achilles issue. While the haters will hate no matter what, Braun's not immune. He has wanted to go out and not only help his team back to... more »

MLB: Week 5 Fantasy Forecaster

Tristan Cockcroft, ESPN - May 5, 2012

The Albert Pujols homerless show -- oh, and his Los Angeles Angels too -- hits the road for a pair of three-game series at ballparks with factors at polar extremes, Minnesota's Target Field and Texas' Rangers Ballpark. He has... more »

It's Moyer vs. Chipper in Sign-Stealing Fray

Jeff Neuman, RealClearSports - May 7, 2012

The baseball edition of "Grumpy Old Men" opened Saturday night in Denver, when Jamie Moyer challenged Chipper Jones over the Braves veteran's alleged sign-stealing while on second base. The oldest pitcher in baseball had a 6-1... more »