Found May 07, 2013 on World Series Dreaming:
Cubs legend-in-the-making third baseman Luis Valbuena has been hitting the snot out of the ball since spring training.  It’s about time to give up on the Ian Stewart dream, given that Stewart is probably emo and can’t stay healthy, and when healthy, can’t even hit a pinata.  We’ve been waiting for a while for the shoe to drop, but Valbuena is actually heating up a bit.  He’s still only at 99 plate appearances for the year so we are definitely still in “small sample size” land, but with good defense (last night’s garbage-time error notwithstanding) and a keen eye for the plate when he decides to take a few pitches, Valbuena’s doing what we would hope the 3B position would do when we put our eggs into the Ian Stewart basket. This isn’t to say that we were necessarily wrong to hope for Ian Stewart to kick ass.  Stewart still had some track record and was still young and cost-controlled, and with only $2MM invested, he was one of those low-risk/high-reward deals.  However, maybe it’s tr
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