Edwin Jackson Gets His Win

After a dismal five game losing streak, the Cubs broke out the bats with eight runs of offense behind a solid performance by Edwin Jackson and now have the opportunity for a series win.


Why Can’t The Cubs Score For Samardzija?

The Cubs are now 0-for-3 this week and Jeff Samardzija got very little run support behind him again. Let’s talk about that.

Reasons For Optimism With Edwin Jackson

Luke Jett takes a look at why Cubs fans should have optimism about the future of Edwin Jackson despite the recent struggles this season.

GirlieView (04/17/2014)

GirlieView is a VFTB recap column on alternate Thursdays. We give our readers props for having timely and funny quotes from the past two weeks of VFTB commentary. Join us for a few good laughs!

Which Pitchers Have “Nasty” Stuff?

If you missed the 10 strikeout performance put up on Wednesday afternoon by Masahiro Tanaka, it showed off his nasty stuff. Joe Aiello takes a look at what other pitchers have “nasty” stuff.

Are the Cubs’ Pitching Prospects Underrated?

Everyone knows about the Cubs’ top hitting prospects, especially the “Big Four”. And it’s the Cubs’ offensive prospects that propelled them to unanimous top fives or better in media farm system ratings. But is the Cubs’ system really that devoid of arms?

Cubs Offensive WAR Leaders

We started the blog in October 2003. That means this is season # 11 for the site. Today we look at the offensive WAR leaders cumulative for the Cubs since the inception of the site.

Enemy Territory: Why My Visit to Busch Stadium Was So Disappointing

I went to the Cubs/Cards series in St. Louis this weekend, and I was really disappointed in my experience. Let’s talk about it.

A Common Fan’s Guide to the Daytona Cubs

We’re told to be patient and wait for the kids to develop. While most of the big names are in AA and AAA, there are names to know in A-Ball and Rob Willer previews that. We also cover reasons why the Yankees will crush the Cubs this series.