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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Cleveland Indians

The Indians rolled the dice on Ubaldo Jimenez and must now fill holes for 2012

Originally Published: September 24, 2011
By Baseball Prospectus, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski | ESPN Insider
Ubaldo JimenezMatthew Emmons/US PresswireUbaldo Jimenez added depth to the Indians' rotation, but it cost them two high-end prospects.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the league division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm-system overview.

Today we bid farewell to the Cleveland Indians, who ran out of steam down the stretch after a surprisingly successful first half.