The Importance of Depth, Versatility, and Maddon’s Brilliance

The Cubs are 21-6. How has this been accomplished? Depth, versatility, and the brilliance of their manager, Joe Maddon.

  1

Three Strikes – Back From the Hospital

Published on May 6th, 201621 comment

My apologies for being a little quiet the last week and a half. It’s been a time for my family, which I’ll elaborate on at the end of the post. After all, this is a baseball site, not a personal site.

Full Story »

Looking Into the Shadows at Jon Lester

Published on May 5th, 201613 comment

Jake Arrieta is the team’s ace—we know that. But he can’t do it alone, and so far, he doesn’t have to. Jon Lester, off to a excellent start this season, has regained his form and is armed and dangerous.

Full Story »

Three Strikes – Lester, Offense carry Cubs to sweep of Pirates

Published on May 5th, 201625 comment

Get your brooms out, folks. It’s always nice when you can get a road sweep, and even nicer when that sweep comes at the hand of a division rival.

Full Story »

Three Strikes – Welcome to Pittsburgh!

Published on May 3rd, 201651 comment

The Cubs opened their series in Pittsburgh with a decisive 7-2 win. Next up, Filthy Jake!

Full Story »

Recap and Look Ahead

Published on May 2nd, 201623 comment

Let’s take a brief look back at the weekend’s baseball, and a quick look toward the week ahead. The Cubs are headed to Pittsburgh then back to Wrigley to host the Nationals.

Full Story »

Sophomore Slumps? Not with These Guys

Published on April 29th, 201649 comment

Luke debunks the Sophomore Slump! Doesn’t seem to apply in the Cubs’ case!

Full Story »

Stat of the Week – How Good Are The Cubs?

Published on April 29th, 201624 comment

A look at just how good the Cubs start to the 2016 season has been so far. It’s been a fun ride so far.

Full Story »

GirlieView (04/28/2016)

Published on April 28th, 201636 comment

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!

Full Story »