Valentin strikes out a lot. A LOT. However, he had a decent .326 OBA last year despite hitting only .174 for the Dodgers. He is one year removed from a 30-HR season for the White Sox -- in fact, I had hoped that after they benched him the last month of 2004, that the Cubs might have picked him up for bench help then.
He is not young -- he's 36. As a cheap signing, he might be useful, as he can play several positions (yes, I know, none of them very well).
Funniest thing about the translation -- most pages that have "Cubs" in them translate as "small animals". This one came out "Puppies".
Finally, naked butt girl continues to adorn the left sidebar!