Smoke Signals: Episode 6.13: Ubaldo Bizarro
...and a ton of trade deadline talk
Join IBI's Tony Lastoria and Jim Pete as they talk Ubaldo Jimenez, the Indians impressive bench, and jump into trade talk in this week's Smoke Signals.
1:22: Ubaldo Bizarro World, and potentially traded?
5:25: The show rundown
6:30: The difference between the 2012 Cleveland Indians (46-44) and the 2013 Cleveland Indians (47-43)?
12:00: The Bench strength
15:30: Tribe mentality and trade deadline aggression
16:00: Cliff Lee?
17:00: Gallardo, Garza and Norris, oh my!?!
19:40: Tony throws out some outside the box trade options
24:15: Enter Hiram
38:55: Cody Anderson-future star?
41:40: Madthinker weighs in with some inside scoop on the Milwaukee Brewers
54:10: Francona/Callaway leverage
56:20: Tony speculates on the Cubs as a trade partners, with some exclusive potential info
Jim is currently the senior editor and Columnist, as well as the host of IBI's weekly online radio shows, Smoke Signals and Cleveland Sports Insiders. You can follow Jim on Twitter @Jim_IBI, or contact him via e-mail at email@example.com.
Kazmir would be a smart re-sign IMO...he provides upside, because I really think he could continue to progress. He hasn't shown any sign of regression as of yet.
He's only thrown 80 innings so far...My bet is they keep him to the 130 or 140 threshold this year.
I could see a 2-year, 10-12 million deal, with incentives...and with a team option for a third year...