Originally posted on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 1/28/13
Yes! The news is finally official! After the longest physical in the history of western civilization the Cubs have signed Carlos Villanueva! So who is this mysterious pitcher from another country (Canada)?   A Carlos Raúl Villanueva no le gustaban los obesos. — Alexander (@AlexMateran12) January 28, 2013 Huh. Actually I don’t think that’s the right guy. Chicago Cubs Monday Headlines: Carlos Villanueva In, Lendy Castillo Out j.mp/112DLwP#Cubs#MLB — Aerys Sports (@AerysSports) January 28, 2013 Ah there we go. Well, Villanueva is a guy that has never cracked 150 IP in professional baseball. He has good stuff, his K% is pretty good, holding at 20.4% for his career, his peripheral numbers aren’t awful, ok K-BB ratio, decent xFIP. It looks like a low risk high reward signing for a guy who’s been hurt, can maybe start, and is looking to maybe put together a decent year. The Cubs are giving him 5mm a year to prove himself. I like the deal. What say the internet? BRAH, HE’S GONNA GO TO THE ...
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