The Jiminez I know,
In 2002, Jose Jimenez became the Rockies' all-time saves leader, and he currently sits at 102 saves for his career. But his work was shaky in 2003, and by midseason he had been dumped from the closer's role. He worked in long relief in the middle part of the season and then finished in the rotation, where he was 1-4 with a 4.31 ERA in seven starts. He allowed three or fewer runs in four of the starts.
Jimenez has one of the true power sinkers in the game. The pitch, which he'll throw between 88-93 MPH, has major drop. He also has a decent slider, but he can get lazy with it. When he does, he leaves it up. If Jimenez is going to start, he needs another pitch or two. Right now everything he has is hard and down, so he doesn't change bat speed or eye level. He has experimented with a splitter, but hasn't gotten comfortable with it. Part of the problem with him starting would be the extended demands on his right shoulder. He has a violent delivery that could strain the shoulder with the way he flies open.
Jimenez is lazy. He is a good athlete, which allows him to make some impressive defensive plays, but too often he bungles the routine play. He holds runners adequately, but hasn't concentrated on hitting in his short relief role.
With a $3.6 million salary in 2003, which meant the Rockies had to offer him nearly $3 million as a minimum salary in 2004, Jimenez was released. He received a lot of attention on the open market because of his versatility. His most serviceable role will be as a swingman, working long relief and stepping into the rotation on occasion. That could spur his focus and give him a chance for more success.