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LUIS VALBUENA RUMORS

Better Know a Cub: Dexter Fowler

Yesterday, the Cubs spun Lou Goodvalue and Dan Straily into their (presumable) starting CF for 2015. A short eulogy for Luis Valbuena follows. Valbuena was underrated by the general population and probably slightly overrated by the blogging community (and with his batflips, it’s easy to see why). Valbuena was cheap, able to play anywhere on the diamond, and he took his walks. While...
Via Obstructed View
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Try Not To Fowl It Up

The Cubs hinted at getting an outfielder that could play CF or LF just over a week ago and today they finalized a deal for about the only player that made sense to fit that role. The Cubs sent Luis Valbuena and P Dan Straily to the Astros for OF Dexter Fowler. Hard to find a way to not like this deal, but I'm sure some will find a way. In Fowler, the Cubs get a switch-hitting center...
Via Cub Reporter
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs acquire OF Dexter Fowler from Astros

The Houston Astros have traded outfielder Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs for infielder Luis Valbuena and right-handed pitcher Dan Straily. Fowler, 28, a switch-hitter, has a career .366 on-base percentage over seven seasons, mostly with the Rockies. He was traded to the Astros on Dec. 3 with a player to be named later for Brandon Barnes and Jordan Lyles. Fowler...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Swap Luis Valbuena for Dexter Fowler

For the last year or so, people have been asking what the Cubs are going to do with all these infielders. A trade, or several trades, has always seemed likely, so perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised that the Cubs shipped Luis Valbuena to the Astros in exchange for Dexter Fowler and Dan Straily. Valbuena […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Trade Dexter Fowler to Cubs

The Houston Astros have agreed to trade Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for starter Dan Straily and Luis Valbuena.  Does that mean Kris Bryant starts the season as the Cubs 3B?!  The Astros acquired Fowler last year for Jordan Lyles and Brandon Barnes.  Fowler hit above his career average (.271) last season with a .276 average and hit 21 doubles in 116 games...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stuff to read while everyone else is at the Cubs Convention

Today was my birthday.  I had considered going to Cubs Convention a while back, but decided not to.  Thankfully everyone else on Team WSD decided to brave the crowds (SOLD OUT!) and will bring you news later.  For the time being, here’s some stuff I gleaned while perusing the Twitters and reading up on news. The Chicago Cubs have settled with all of their arbitration-eligible...
Via World Series Dreaming
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs hand Cardinals fourth straight loss, 7-6

CHICAGO -- Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the St. Louis Cardinals the fourth straight loss, 7-6. The teams combined for five home runs and 23 hits with a persistent wind at their backs. The Cardinals tied the score 5-5 on solo homers by Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday in the fifth...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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
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