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Carlos Villanueva: Unsung hero for the Cardinals

He’s the pitcher no one talks about on the St. Louis Cardinals yet Carlos Villanueva continues to put in good work on the team. When Villanueva was signed in the offseason, most fans griped or shrugged. What was John Mozeliak doing in signing this not so good pitcher when the Cardinals had so much pitching? As August turns 2 weeks old, Villanueva has had a fairly substantial impact...
Via STLSportsMinute
August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Top 7 Guys To Blame For That 18 Inning Loss

Listen, when you go 18 innings and lose at home, someone has to fall on the sword. Let’s get right to who we should be blaming this loss on… (Note: Please keep in mind I know that Martinez and Villanueva did more than could be reasonably expected and that Yadi had a huge workload squatting for 2 games straight in the heat, etc, etc, etc – this is supposed to be mildly amusing...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Villanueva Powers Strong Bullpen Effort

On April 25th, the minute Adam Wainwright went down, the bullpen was put on notice. After Waino finished off the 4th inning and tore his Achilles heel at the plate, the relief corps were notified. It was like Navy Seal Team 6 being deployed for duty and Lt. Mitch Harris was the first body thrown into the pile. The 29 year Navy weapons officer took the ball in the 5th and has been...
Via Cardinals Farm
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals tell Carlos Villanueva he has made the regular-season roster

  The St. Louis Cardinals have told reliever Carlos Villanueva he will be on their 25-man Opening Day roster. ''We talked to him about him being a part of our club, so today was a good morning for him,'' manager Mike Matheny said Monday. Shortly after the first pitch of Monday's game against Washington, the Cardinals selected Villanueva's contract from Triple-A Memphis. St. Louis...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Spring Training roundup: Villanueva makes 25-man roster, Garcia to 15-Day DL, Martinez officially named fifth starter

With less than one week away from MLB’s Opening Night on Sunday (Cardinals at Cubs, 7:05 p.m. CT on ESPN2) Spring Training is coming to a close and the 25-man roster is getting close to becoming official.Some of theses updates today are not all that surprising but here is some of the action that went down on a busy day for the Cardinals.-RHP Carlos Villanueva has made the Cardinals’...
Via Cardinals Farm
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Sign Right Hander Carlos Villanueva

Carlos Villanueva delivers a pitch during Spring Training for the Chicago Cubs. Villanueva went 5-7 for the Cubs in 2014 over 77.2 innings. Rick Scuteri/AP Photo The Cardinals have been opportunistic in seeking out additions to their pitching staff, and on Wednesday, they may have added the final piece of their puzzle. Desiring a long reliever and spot starter to provide depth for...
Via Cardinals Farm
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cards Sign Carlos Villanueva To Minor League Deal

VETERAN RHP WILL BE AMONG INVITEES TO TEAM’S MAJOR LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 4, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have signed veteran right-handed pitcherCarlos Villanueva to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to the team’s Major League Spring Training Camp.   Cardinals’ pitchers and catchers report to [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Villanueva Could Draw Interest from Contenders

11:59 PM (Eastern) tonight is the deadline to acqure a player from another organization or sign a free-agent so that the player would be eligible for the club's post-season playoff roster. The player does NOT have to be added to the club's MLB Active List (25-man roster) prior to the 11:59 PM deadline to be playoff eligible, however. He just has to be under club control by the...
Via Cub Reporter
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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