Skip to content

Luis Valbuena

  1. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 21, 2015, 6:42 AM EDT

    Ralphie

    It was a foul night for Ohio baseball.

  2. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 20, 2015, 6:44 AM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    Nelson Cruz has eight homers on the young season. And a line that looks like something Barry Bonds put up over the course of four seasons.

  3. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 16, 2015, 7:09 AM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Reverse mohawks and farts in cars. With all of the openers and home openers and hoopla over with, yep, we’re settling into the regular season nicely.

  4. 2015 Preview: Chicago Cubs

    Mar 26, 2015, 9:10 PM EDT

    kris bryant

    Are they ready to contend?

  5. 2015 Preview: Houston Astros

    Mar 23, 2015, 4:45 PM EDT

    Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch Astros

    Are the Astros ready to contend?

  6. The Astros’ Evan Gattis: “Who cares about the strikeouts if you win the World Series?”

    Mar 10, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    astros logo

    The Astros are going whiff a whole bunch this year. Does it matter?

  7. MLBPA will be monitoring how Cubs handle Kris Bryant

    Feb 27, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant

    MLBPA executive director Tony Clark will be keeping a close eye on how the Cubs handle the eventual promotion of prospect Kris Bryant.

  8. Cubs, Dexter Fowler avoid arbitration for $9.5 million

    Jan 23, 2015, 1:10 PM EDT

    Dexter Fowler

    Fowler requested $10.8 million and the Cubs countered at $8.5 million.

  9. UPDATE: Astros in “serious discussions” with Ryan Vogelsong

    Jan 19, 2015, 11:47 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    After acquiring Evan Gattis from the Braves last week and swapping Dexter Fowler to the Cubs today for Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily, the Astros might have another move up their sleeve soon.

  10. Cubs GM Jed Hoyer says moving Luis Valbuena doesn’t change Kris Bryant’s timetable

    Jan 19, 2015, 8:55 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant AP

    Cubs fans are clamoring for Kris Bryant’s arrival to the big leagues, but they might have to be patient.

  11. Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler in a trade with the Astros

    Jan 19, 2015, 10:48 AM EDT

    Dexter Fowler

    According to a report, the Cubs are on the verge of acquiring Dexter Fowler from the Astros.

  12. VIDEO: Yasiel Puig gets creative to avoid tag at home plate

    Aug 2, 2014, 10:12 AM EDT

    Yasiel Puig Getty

    Yasiel Puig doing Yasiel Puig things.

  13. Skip Schumaker placed on concussion disabled list

    Jul 12, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    Skip Schumaker Getty

    Brandon Phillips underwent surgery yesterday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and now the Reds will be without one of the potential options to fill in at second base.

  14. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 11, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT

    Screen Shot 2014-07-11 at 6.54.51 AM

    The scoreless streak is over for Clayton Kershaw, but the dominance remains.

  15. Koji Uehara admits feeling fatigued as of late

    Jul 2, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    Koji Uehara AP

    It’s been unusual for Uehara to run into any trouble so his posting a 5.14 ERA in eight outings has been a strange sight.

  16. The Rangers have been scouting Darwin Barney

    Mar 26, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT

    Darwin Barney Getty

    There is a pretty big demand for middle infielders among contending teams these days. The Yankees, the Tigers and now the Rangers either have age, injury or simple lack of quality to contend with among their infielders. And with Stephen Drew seemingly radioactive, there aren’t a lot of candidates around baseball to fill these holes.…

  17. 2014 Preview: Chicago Cubs

    Mar 11, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

    theo epstein getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Chicago Cubs. The Big Question: Is the wait almost over? It has been 105 long years since the north…

  18. Mike Olt says his vision is just fine

    Feb 23, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox

    Cubs prospect Mike Olt had a rough 2013. He posted a meager .739 OPS with the Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock. Then the Rangers traded him to the Cubs in the Matt Garza deal. With Triple-A Iowa, Olt posted a .551 OPS in 152 plate appearances. He was bothered by vision issues, a symptom…

  19. Luis Valbuena could be the Cubs’ starting third baseman

    Dec 29, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

    Third base has become an increasingly difficult position to fill properly. As an example, Juan Uribe has earned the biggest contract at the position this off-season, recieving $15 million over two years from the Dodgers. As a result, the Cubs may end up having to give their starting third base job to Luis Valbuena, Carrie…

  20. Tigers, Pirates in touch with Cubs

    Jul 31, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

    Nate Schierholtz

    The Cubs still have pieces on the table after dealing Matt Garza and Alfonso Soriano, and CSNChicago.com’s Patrick Mooney says the Pirates and Tigers have been sniffing around in advance of this afternoon’s trade deadline. The Pirates are most likely interested in Nate Schierholtz to help with their right-field situation. Schierholtz has been a very…

  21. Cubs make out well in trading Matt Garza to Rangers

    Jul 22, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

    Matt Garza

    The new rules that took effect last year made trading quality free-agents-to-be to be trickier than ever. That’s because the deal itself makes a supplemental first-round pick just disappear into the ether. The acquiring team is forced to offer extra compensation for something it’s not going to get back in return, while the seller knows…

  22. A manager saving his closer in a tie game on the road backfires again

    Jul 7, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Clint Hurdle

    Shocking, I know. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle decided against using closer Jason Grilli, one of the best relievers in baseball, as his team battled the Cubs in an 11-inning affair this afternoon. Trailing 3-2 in the ninth, Pirates outfielder Starling Marte tied the game with a solo home run. Hurdle went to Vin Mazzaro in…

  23. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and hightlights

    Apr 26, 2013, 6:04 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Detroit Tigers

    Royals 8, Tigers 3: You can try to make Phil Coke a multi-inning reliever all you want, but he’s still going to be a lefty specialist. And when he comes in and has trouble even getting the lefties out, you can’t stick with him. He’s not the one who gave up the grand slam to…

  24. Jean Segura was involved in one of the weirdest baserunning plays you’ll ever see

    Apr 20, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

    Jean Segura Getty

    Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t steal first base. Brewers’ shortstop Jean Segura did it last night against the Cubs. Hang with me for a second. It all started after Segura reached on an infield single to begin the bottom of the eighth inning. After he successfully stole second base, Ryan Braun…

  25. 2013 Preview: Chicago Cubs

    Mar 20, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

    theo epstein getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Chicago Cubs. The Big Question: Is Theo Epstein pushing the Cubs any closer to contention? He most definitely is,…

Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. D. Travis (4015)
  2. J. Hamilton (3879)
  3. A. Russell (3675)
  4. D. Smyly (3508)
  5. D. Mesoraco (3247)
  1. T. d'Arnaud (3210)
  2. C. Rodon (3080)
  3. B. Zobrist (3040)
  4. K. Bryant (3035)
  5. J. Nathan (2993)