Holden Clark takes a realistic look at the state of the Cubs fan. Not the system. Not the team. The fan.
In case you missed it: Jacoby Ellsbury signed with the Yankees for a 7-year/$153 million deal. The Rockies traded Dexter Fowler to the Astros for OF Brandon Barnes and OF […]Full Story »
One of the most chaotic days in the off-season and the Cubs sign Eric Hinske to be their first base coach.Full Story »
We return to the offseason series to look at MLB’s arbitration process right on the heels of teams determining if they will tender arbitration to their eligible players. The Cubs had a number of arbitration eligible players, most of whom they tendered contracts to.Full Story »
Monday is Non-Tender day for teams in Major League baseball. Joe brings up one player in particular who he feels will be a tough decision.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 »
If you missed the news late yesterday afternoon, the Cubs made a trade with the Kansas City Royals. In a deal that was essentially the equivilant of a waiver pickup since it was player for cash, the Cubs acquired the services of George Kottaras.Full Story »
Twice in the past 15 months a major professional sports team’s best player has sat out the playoffs. The first time, the Washington Nationals chose to sit Stephen Strasburg. The second time, Chicago Bulls star Derek Rose decided not to play in the 2013 playoffs. Both of these choices failed to take account of one lesson I hope the Cubs do not forget: windows are sacred in sports.Full Story »