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  1. Analysis by biomech guys, and frankly not even very in depth analysis, has found a HUGE change in his mechanical timing, even compared to last year but especially compared to 2010. Basically, killing his entire lower body momentum that used to give him such easy velocity; he is throwing entirely with his arm strength, and it’s so obvious you don’t even need slow mo to pick up the change.

    Basically Cleveland’s coaching staff are clueless or they would have noticed by now.

    Comment by derp — September 7, 2012 @ 9:11 am

  2. Cleveland got ripped something bad on this deal!

    Comment by Slats — September 7, 2012 @ 9:12 am

  3. Source?

    Comment by Captismo — September 7, 2012 @ 9:16 am

  4. wtf is your source b

    Comment by yolo — September 7, 2012 @ 9:19 am

  5. Just a quick google search shows that the Cleveland staff is indeed aware of the changes and has tried to correct them all year with Ubaldo, obviously to little success.

    One reference:

    Comment by Marshall — September 7, 2012 @ 9:23 am

  6. It’s not like Pomeranz and White are lighting it up.

    Comment by J — September 7, 2012 @ 9:44 am

  7. terrible, yep

    Comment by yolo — September 7, 2012 @ 10:05 am

  8. Its probably Dinger extracting his vengeance. Purple dinosaurs are genreally to blame.

    Comment by Jack — September 7, 2012 @ 10:15 am

  9. He’s totally broken mechanically–

    This article on fangraphs is fine, but it doesn’t get to the why. It just scrapes the surface of his numbers. The why is mechanics.

    Comment by Ben — September 7, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

  10. Dontrelle Willis v2?

    Comment by Adam W — September 7, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

  11. Even if they’ve only performed the same as Ubaldo, they’re both younger and significantly cheaper. At the very best, the Indians made a lateral move here. Still can’t figure out why they made the trade.

    Comment by a — September 7, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

  12. It’s interesting both White & Pomeranz were arrested this past offseason – maybe the Indians knew something the Rockies didn’t or couldn’t.

    Comment by Chris — September 7, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

  13. ey? have you ever even seen him pitch? or when he was pitching well? absolutely no mention of his split-finger that was his main outpitch.

    Comment by snoop LION — September 7, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

  14. snoop has a point. Fastball-curve guy who’s not only lost velocity, but with it the other pitch off the fastball motion. Compare Beckett, Josh.

    Comment by Mr Punch — September 7, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

  15. Or…Maybe the Rockies knew something that the Indians didn’t about Ubaldo…

    Comment by Boomer — September 7, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

  16. Or both, and each thought they would be getting a ridiculously good deal with the trade.

    Comment by gnomez — September 8, 2012 @ 12:39 am

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