Carlos Villanueva, We Hardly Knew Yee
By Lou Olsen
The man, the myth, the underachiever. Say what you want about old Chucky Vill, but remember “he could be good someday”. If I had a nickel for everytime I heard that phrase said about him, I would have more nickels than the Wooden Nickel Historical Museum in San Antonio (real place). Look, the kid seemed like a nice enough dude. How does that old saying go, nice guys finish last. Sorry Charlie. Look on the bright side, at least you were traded for…ummmm…hmmm……..a guy………who we will meet later.
Today Carlos was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later. I have always been curious about the “Player to be named later” deals. Do the teams already know who the guy is? If so, why can’t we know about it? Or, did we just unload CV for whoever the Jays feel like giving us in a couple of weeks. No matter how you look at the “PTBNL” deal, I think it is a great deal. That really sums up my thoughts on Mr. Villanueva. Why keep a guy who gets worse statistically every single year?