Retooled team, renovated ballpark and a bright outlook. So why am I still pessimistic?
The Cubs have too long neglected to make Sammy Sosa a part of their organization again. Here’s why it’s time to welcome him back to Wrigley.Full Story »
For good reason, the flashy assortment of Cubs’ position player prospects get the vast majority of media and fan love. Yet, while the pitching prospects may not have a Kris Bryant or Addison Russell highlighting the group, the Cubs are not devoid of pitching talent in their farm system, with a couple of near MLB ready arms among those headlining the system’s mound talents.Full Story »
The intentional walk has long been a strategy that fans disdain. A simple rule change could end this questionable strategy, while making the game even more intriguing for fans.Full Story »
Chris Neitzel chimes in with a look into the Cubs archives, spring training style in the latest edition of Northside Archives.Full Story »
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 »
His talent says he should be a Cub, but MLB service time rules are forcing the Cubs to employ a well-used loophole in order to keep him in the organization longer by sending him to Iowa when the season starts.Full Story »
On July 4, 2014, the Cubs shocked the baseball community by pairing their two starting pitchers on the trading block, Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammell, to obtain the Oakland Athletics’ two best prospects, Addison Russell and Billy McKinney. Today, those acquisitions look just as good as they did a year ago.Full Story »