Ask Joe Anything

The design here is an open forum for you to ask me anything. Maybe it’s questions to get to know me better, or maybe it’s questions about the Cubs. Whatever is on your mind, let’s hear it.

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2008 Cubs: Great team or overachievers?

I decided to take a glance back at the 2008 season. The last time the Cubs could truly be considered a winning team. In reality, I wonder how good they really were? I think it will be different this time around.

Sox Acquire Another Cuban Outfielder, AL East Star Out For Season & More!

We’re really getting into the nitty-gritty of the MLB playoff races and teams are still adjusting their rosters in order to one-up the competition. With all of this movement, as well as some other big news, there’s more than enough to talk about this week. Let’s get to it!

The Cubs’ Weird Week

A lot of strange things happened in Cubland this week. Let’s recap all of them to close out this Friday and get to the weekend.

GirlieView (08/21/2014)

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!

Five Burning Questions : Turning the Page

  In Cubs lore we will look back at the years 2009-2013 as the lost years.  What is also known in baseball circles as the “rebuilding years”.  2014 peddled along at […]

Should the Cubs Pass on Signing an Ace this Off-Season?

As we get closer and closer to the off-season, Joe Aiello wonders if the Cubs should be looking at a non-traditional route when it comes to building their rotation for next season.

It’s Time to Stop Comparing Javier Baez to Gary Sheffield

Since the day Javier Baez was drafted, we’ve heard the comparisons to the last king of bat speed, Gary Sheffield. Those comparisons have only become more prevalent with Baez’s promotion to the Majors. But do they really have anything in common?

Baseball Gets A New Boss, Pair of Aces’ Streaks End & More!

Postseason races are heating up as we’ve now reached the middle of August. There was some big news this week, so let’s get to it!

Random Thoughts from an August Day Game

Jacob Turner makes his Cubs debut and is sharp. Edwin Jackson? Not so much. We also have a new Commish!