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Cubs Sign Carlos Villanueva

Carlos Villanueva and the Chicago Cubs agreed on a two-year contract over the weekend worth $10 million. He will be competing with guys like Scott Baker, Scott Feldman, and Travis Wood for the last couple spots in the Cubs’ rotation. In 2012, Villanueva had a 4.16 ERA in 16 starts and 22 relief appearances for the Toronto Blue Jays. I said it earlier this week, and I’ll say it again: don’t expect the Cubs to be a washout in 2013. They have made several notable additions to their pitching rotation, and with the signing of outfielder Nate Schierholtz, they now have a bit of veteran leadership that could translate into better baseball all around. With the Houston Astros moving to the American League and a much improved Cubs team I truly think the N.L. Central has suddenly become a lot tougher, and I’m looking forward to the competition.

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