Carlos Villanueva RUMORS & NEWS

  • Arrieta gets rotation audition; Villaneuva bumped to pen, not thrilled

    Chicago Sun-Times "They pulled the plug on the 2013 season July 2 with the first of five significant trades last month. And on Wednesday with little fanfare the Cubs started the clock on 2014. Perhaps just in time for a long-listing lineup that doesn’t look like it has enough strength left to stay upright for..." August 15

  • Phillies deadline trade targets: Schierholtz, Villanueva

    CSN Philly "Our look at potential trade targets of Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies continues with a pair of Chicago Cubs: Nate Schierholtz and Carlos Villanueva. Schierholtz, whom the Phillies non-tendered over the winter after acquiring last July as part of the Hunter Pence trade, has had the best..." July 17

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    Bruce Miles @BruceMiles2112

    Garza to start Tuesday for #Cubs. Villanueva to pen

  • Inside Villanueva's three-hit performance

    ESPN.com "To really appreciate Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Villaneuva's performance Tuesday you have to go inside the numbers. Villanueva threw 99 pitches, two as slow as 60 mph and at least one as fast as 90 while allowing three hits in 8 1/3 innings of the Cubs' 4-2 victory in 10 innings. It's the..." April 24

  • Villanueva might be Cubs' best starter

    ESPN.com "Forget about his past label as reliever, Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva might just be more than a No. 5 starter. After another stellar performance on Thursday in which he allowed two runs over seven innings in a 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers, Villanueva has established himself as..." April 18

  • Cubs’ Carlos Villanueva prepared to start if necessary

    Chicago Sun-Times "This is what all those pitching acquisitions were about, and why Cubs manager Dale Sveum sounds so calm when he says he might have two veteran starters open the season on the disabled list. Two days after stressing the possibility Matt Garza (lat strain) could avoid the DL, Sveum mentioned how..." March 03

  • Villanueva sees Cubs going to the next level

    CSN Chicago "Carlos Villanueva watched the Milwaukee Brewers go all-in, dealing for CC Sabathia in the middle of the 2008 season and firing Ned Yost that September. The Brewers captured the wild card, but it wasn’t enough for interim manager Dale Sveum to keep the job. “Every single person in that..." February 14