An Unashamedly Sentimental Ode To Wrigley Field

Opening Night is just a few days away, and although Wrigley resembles the Death Star in Return of the Jedi, it’s a good time to reflect on what makes it special.

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April in Iowa – The Kris Bryant Story

Published on March 18th, 201522 comment

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.

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Prospect Watch: Addison Russell and Billy McKinney

Published on March 17th, 20152 comment

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.

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What Park Factors Mean for Prospects

Published on March 16th, 201523 comment

It is no secret that Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Javier Baez have seemingly limitless potential. Some analytics could give fans even more reason for optimism for when the “Big Three” get settled in at the Friendly Confines

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4 (possibly knee-jerk) reactions to the first week of spring training

Published on March 11th, 201532 comment

The games have finally started, and the speculation can (sort of) end. So here are some reactions to what we’ve seen so far.

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Midday Musings: What Do You Do With Edwin Jackson

Published on March 10th, 201538 comment

We had a scheduled post for today, but unfortunately, life happened and the author had more pressing things to tend to. No worries. Let’s catch up on the spring notes.

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Getting to Know Jen-Ho Tseng

Published on March 9th, 201523 comment

From 18-year-old international star to risky IFA signing, opinions of Jen-Ho Tseng have been all over the map in the last several years. The Taiwanese righty is doing all he can to pay the Cubs back for having faith in him, and looks like a serious impact arm in the Cubs’ minor league system.

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Inside the Box Score – 3/5/15

Published on March 6th, 201512 comment

BASEBALL IS BACK!!!!! If you’ve been around this site for awhile, and we’ve been here since 2003, you know that I hate spring training. I hate the hype and I […]

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GirlieView (03/05/2015)

Published on March 5th, 201518 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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The End of the Cubs “Maddon-ing” Lack of Managerial Instability?

Published on March 5th, 201510 comment

Northside Archives returns to View From The Bleachers as Chris Neitzel checks in with the latest edition, looking at what the Cubs history has been compared to the NL when it comes to manager tenure time.

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