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.
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.