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CARLOS VILLANUEVA RUMORS

Cubs hand fifth spot in rotation to Carlos Villanueva

Carlos Villanueva didn’t exactly impress in his 17 2/3 innings in the Cactus League, but the Cubs’ other options didn’t fare any better. That’s why, as Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports, the Cubs have given the fifth spot in the rotation to Villanueva. Villanueva posted a 5.60 ERA during the spring. Chris Rusin, one of his competitors, finished at 7.45...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Villanueva Has The Best Mustache In Baseball

Carlos Villanueva has a heck of a mustache.  I mean, just look at that thing.  Signed in the offseason to be a long reliever/plug ‘n play starter, Carlos Villanueva has stepped into the starting rotation for the Chicago Cubs and made an instant impact.  Dubbed by Cubs color man, Jim Deshaies, as the “best mustache in baseball”, Villanueva is the owner of a 3.02 ERA and a...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Umpire Ron Kulpa and the pump fake strike three call, Carlos Villanueva confused

Umpire Ron Kulpa apparently couldn’t make up his mind. Also, Carlos Villanueva has no idea what just happened.
Via MLB GIFS
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Villanueva, Cubs complete $10M, 2-year deal

Pitcher Carlos Villanueva and the Chicago Cubs have completed a $10 million, two-year contract. Villanueva will earn $5 million annually as part of Saturday's deal. The sides had agreed to the contract in mid-December, pending a successful physical. The 29-year-old right-hander spent the past two seasons with Toronto and went 7-7 with a 4.16 ERA last year in 16 starts and 22...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Can Carlos Villanueva Start Effectively?

The Cubs agreed to terms with 29-year-old career swingman Carlos Villanueva on Wednesday. With Scott Baker‘s early season availability in question as he rehabs from April Tommy John surgery, Villanueva should have a chance at making the club’s opening day rotation. Villanueva showed promise in the rotation as myriad Blue Jays injuries opened a spot for him in Toronto. In his...
Via Fangraphs
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Carlos Villanueva’s contract and Edwin Jackson

The Cubs signed Carlos Villanueva to a contract last night. We didn't know the terms of the contract and I felt about the contract similarly to Myles. If I were a betting man, I'd say this is a one year deal for around $4.5 million, with an option year at $6 or so. That seems reasonable to me for a starter flier, and probably about as much as he could reasonably expect coming...
Via Obstructed View OLD
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Source: Cubs, Villanueva close to deal

The Chicago Cubs, continuing to add depth to their pitching staff, are close to signing free-agent right-hander Carlos Villanueva, according to a major-league source. Villanueva, 29, spent the past two seasons as a swingman with the Toronto Blue Jays, contributing as both a starter and reliever. The Cubs' rotation currently consists of Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija, Travis Wood...
Via Fox Sports
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs Sign Carlos Villanueva

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/12/cubs-to-sign-carlos-villanueva.html The Cubs have reportedly signed Carlos Villanueva to an undisclosed deal. Barring some unexpected turn of events (like Bob Nightengale involving the Nippon Ham Fighters in some insane bidding war), this appears to be final. What does it mean for the Cubs? I'm not sure what the contract is, but almost certainly...
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December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Villanueva plans to start next year -- in Toronto or elsewhere

Carlos Villanueva has given the Toronto Blue Jays a decision to make. He has come out of the bullpen for the second season in a row to provide help in the rotation. This year, Toronto lost three starters in a span of four games in June. Do the Blue Jays want to use him in the rotation next season? They haven't said. And their decision could determine whether he comes back...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Villanueva leaves team, Jenkins recalled

Right-hander Carlos Villanueva has left the Toronto Blue Jays for personal reasons, and right-hander Jesse Chavez was optioned to Triple-A. Villanueva will not make his scheduled start against Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Left-hander J.A. Happ, inserted into the rotation following Friday night's game in Oakland, will be moved into Villanueva's spot for now. Villanueva (6-1, 3...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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