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LUIS VALBUENA RUMORS

Idunno’s on Third: 2014 Edition

The Cubs didn’t do much tonight, but take a look at the slash line for Luis Valbuena: .288/.394/.456 I figured that Valbuena would have a pretty good OBP, but he has been on a tear lately and so while I wasn’t paying attention, his batting average shot up and despite striking out in his last at-bat, hes OPSing .850 in a part-time role.  As Cubs fans we are familiar with his...
Via World Series Dreaming
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh my gawd Luis Valbuena is the backup catcher

RED ALERT!  RED ALERT!  THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Seriously, they even said it…since John Baker is nursing a sore throat from the foul ball last night, Welington Castillo is on the disabled list due to a ribcage strain, leaving only Eli Whiteside as a bonafide catcher at the major league level, it’s going to be Luis Valbuena to the rescue… If necessary Luis Valbuena is emergency...
Via World Series Dreaming
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs place Luis Valbuena on DL with oblique strain

Chicago Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena sat out Saturday's game with the Los Angeles Dodgers due to a right oblique strain. After the game, as MLB.com's Manny Randhawa reports, the Cubs announced that they will place Valbuena on the 15-day disabled list. The move should become official before Sunday's game, so the Cubs have a chance to make a roster move to fill...
Via MLB Injury News
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Ten Reasons Luis Valbuena Will Flip His Bat

In the bottom of the third inning of the Saturday game against the Houston Astros, Luis Valbuena hit a two-run single…and flipped his bat.  Usually, bat flips are reserved for humongous hits, i.e. a grand slam, but Luis seems to love doing this, almost like he has some weird baseball-related Tourette’s tic.  That got me to wondering…what are the biggest factors in determining...
Via World Series Dreaming
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Luis Valbuena: Not Very Good

In a few days, the Cubs will open regular season play with Luis Valbuena at 3B. Compared to the other options the Cubs have, he isn't that bad. Compared to other 3B, it's really bad. The first thing I looked at when analyzing Valbuena's last season was to look at his BABIP. It was low last year, at .260. That gives you the impression he's bound to get luckier next...
Via Obstructed View OLD
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Valbuena & Maysonet Rally White Squad to Victory

Luis Valbuena smacked a two-out two-run HR into the upper bullpen beyond the RF fence in the bottom of the 4th to turn a one run deficit into a one run lead, and then after the Blue Squad pushed across a run to tie the game in the top of the 5th, Edwin Maysonet blasted a three-run HR with two outs in the bottom of the frame to lift the White Squad to a 6-3 victory in a five-inning...
Via Cub Reporter
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Luis Valbuena avoid arbitration with Cubs

The Cubs have signed Luis Valbuena for $930,000, which is about $930,000 more than he deserves. Then again, the Cubs have few options at 3rd so maybe Valbuena is worth $930,000. Valbuena hit .219/.310/.340 in 303 plate appearances with Chicago this past season while playing second base and third base. The 27-year-old was first time arbitration eligible as a super two player this...
Via Obstructed View OLD
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs claim Valbuena off waivers

The Chicago Cubs have claimed infielder Luis Valbuena off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays and outrighted right-hander Frankie De La Cruz to Triple-A Iowa. The 26-year-old Valbuena is a career .226 hitter over parts of four major league seasons with Seattle (2008) and Cleveland (2009-11). He set career highs with 10 homers, 25 doubles and 31 RBIs in 103 games with the Indians...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians ship Valbuena to Toronto

TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays acquired second baseman Luis Valbuena from the Cleveland Indians on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations. The 25-year-old Valbuena appeared in 17 games for Cleveland last season, batting .209 with one home run and one RBI. The left-handed hitter has played in 229 major league games over four seasons for Seattle (2008) and Cleveland...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Jays acquire Valbuena from Indians

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired second baseman Luis Valbuena from the Cleveland Indians on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations. The 25-year-old Valbuena appeared in 17 games for Cleveland last season, batting .209 with one home run and one RBI. The left-handed hitter has played in 229 major league games over four seasons for Seattle (2008) and Cleveland (2009-11), with...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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