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Smoke Signals: Episode 6.13: Ubaldo Bizarro

...and a ton of trade deadline talk

Smoke Signals: Episode 6.13: Ubaldo Bizarro
July 10, 2013
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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.

The line-up:

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!?!

17:34: Gallardo=Jimenez

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

62:45: UBALDO!!!!

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

User Comments

MT88 in WI
July 10, 2013 - 11:57 AM EDT
Hold on, inside scoop on Brew Crew?? Maybe a few weeks ago but not last night. Go Tribe!
July 10, 2013 - 11:35 AM EDT
Yeah...Tony & I also talked about it off air after the show...which we should have just kept recording...because it could have easily been a two hour show.

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...
July 10, 2013 - 10:30 AM EDT
Actually, we did spent a minute or two talking about Kazmir and what his cost might be in free agency or resign. It was something in there when we were talking about the starting pitching.
July 10, 2013 - 10:10 AM EDT
one thing not mentioned in the smoke signals is could we possibly extend kazmir so we dont have another hole in the dike to fill. he has the pedigree to indicate this year may not be an abberition. I certainly like his progress and his arm is certainly sound. and he isnt 30 yet so he has a few good years of his prime left. Not sure who his agent is but we have certainly helped him relaunch his career and he may give us a home team discount for showing faith in him. Nice interesting hour by the way as for garza dont trade for him as a rental sign him at leaST a couple years or let the trade talks die.

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