Philadelphia Phillies (3-2) at Chicago Cubs (1-4)
PHI: RHP A.J. Burnett (0-0, 1.50)
CHI: RHP Carlos Villanueva (0-2, 13.50)
Time: 2:20, Wrigley Field
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 54
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A Note for Tonight:
The Phillies will be looking to bring out the brooms on Sunday afternoon, as they attempt to sweep the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley...
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In another close Opening Day for the Cubs, the Pirates emerged victorious by the score of 1-0. Neil Walker’s 10th inning blast off of Carlos Villanueva had the home crowd celebrating what is sure to be a successful season for the Pirates. Cubs fans immediately found themselves wishing for more time, knowing that sooner or later the...
Hot News for P 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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...