How Would You Improve the Cubs Before July 31?

I want to hear what you would suggest to Theo and Jed to improve this team. Be realistic and specific. Don’t just say “get another starting pitcher”. If you were hired as a consultant, make a few recommendations. Perhaps they don’t even involve bringing in someone from outside the organization. Be creative and make some suggestions.

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Minor League Update: Lower levels shining

Published on June 30th, 201514 comment

There are several players to watch at the lower minor league levels, particularly short season Eugene, and the time is getting close when trades may send some of our beloved prospects elsewhere.

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Looking Back at Week 11 of MLB

Published on June 29th, 201542 comment

The Cubs suffer at the hands of the Cardinals, Giancarlo Stanton breaks his hand and Cole Hamels may consider more than a handful of trade suitors.

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Yesterday’s News: There’s a Roach in the House!

Published on June 28th, 20154 comment

Donn Roach made his second MLB start, the Cubs scored a run, and the Cardinals’ devil magic flowed freely in last night’s game.

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My Quick Thoughts on Pete Rose

Published on June 26th, 201543 comment

I’ve got a lot of things on my mind to write about, but neither the time or the focus to try to organize them into some sort of logic post. So, you get a hodge podge of thoughts banged out this morning to read and react to.

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GirlieView (06/25/2015)

Published on June 25th, 201514 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!

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Yesterday’s News: Turner shut down, winning streak ends

Published on June 25th, 201520 comment

Early long balls ended a 4 game winning streak, and Wada’s status for Saturday’s very important start against the Cardinals is looking uncertain.

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Yesterday’s News: Denorfia saves the day, Fowler is back

Published on June 24th, 201532 comment

We’re all enjoying the walk offs, and beating the Dodgers always brings a little extra satisfaction. Chris Denorfia played the hero last night after Jason Hammel’s quality start.

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Minor League Update: Olt and Ramirez rehabbing, Soler soon

Published on June 23rd, 201520 comment

Several players are in AAA rehabbing, and another is expected to join them within the week. After his week in the majors, Kyle Schwarber heads to Des Moines, and the Eugene Emeralds might be my favorite team right now.

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