After the dustup Sunday between Ubaldo Jimenez and Troy Tulowitzki, Buster Olney writes that the Cleveland Indians desperately need Jimenez to focus on being his old self this season and not on his history in Colorado.
Because of Dustin Pedroia's injury and his value to the Red Sox, Buster Olney ranks the 15 most irreplaceable players in MLB. Albert Pujols is No. 1, but then the list gets interesting. Also: A.J. Hinch speaks on Edwin Jackson's no-no.
While wins might be a statistic newer generations of stat-savvy fans are more dismissive of, it's hard to deny the unreal discrepancy between games the Rockies win when Ubaldo Jimenez pitches and the amount they lose when he doesn't.
In throwing the first no-hitter in Rockies team history Saturday, Ubaldo Jimenez demonstrated how he's grown as a player. Plus, a few notes on Cal Ripken's job prospects with the Orioles and a recap of the 20-inning Mets-Cardinals marathon.