Dellucci TailGator wrote:People worrying about the 2015 Indians more than the 2013 Indians, please stop.
Five year plans suck. If you can get Ubaldo Jimenez for 2.3 years, you do it if you have any confidence in your ability to draft more Pomeranzes in the future.
Choo is gone soon. Hafner will be gone. Stocking arms for 2016 is so far-sighted that it is short-sighted.
Ubaldo doesn't need to be potty-trained. He's a full grown ace. Pomeranz would need four or five years to become an ace. It took CC Sabathia six years to do it.
We're not talking about 2016 here. This is a new era of the pitcher, unlike the steroid era when CC first came up. These guys are a different breed, and this is a different time. They'll have much more early success than you think.