Cubs Acquire Matt Brazis from Seattle for Justin Ruggiano

The Cubs made a trade yesterday that seems to indicate that a corresponding move to bring in a new outfielder is close.

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The Flat Bat Awards

Published on December 5th, 201452 comment

We give the Flat Bat Award every season to recognize the best bunter taking into consideration his bunts for hits and sacrifice bunts.

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What the Release of Wesley Wright Means for the 2015 Bullpen

Published on December 3rd, 201434 comment

There were two players that were non-tendered late Tuesday night. Wesley Wright and John Baker were both informed that they were not returning, which instantly makes them free agents. We talk about what the release of Wright means for the bullpen.

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Why Have No Significant Pitching Free Agents Signed Yet?

Published on December 2nd, 201428 comment

To date, the only quasi meaningful free agent pitcher to sign this offseason was A.J. Burnett, and that was just because he took a big pay cut to go from a bad team to his much better former team. Why has the pitching market been so slow to move when most of the top position players have already signed? Because everyone is waiting on Jon Lester.

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GirlieView (11/27/2014)

Published on November 27th, 201437 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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Mark Buehrle – One of the Most Durable Pitchers of All Time

Published on November 25th, 201425 comment

Cy Young, Warren Spahn, Gaylord Perry, Christy Mathewson. And Mark Buehrle. That’s an amazing list. How does Mark Buerhrle get on that list?

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10 Bold Predictions for 2014 – How Did I Do?

Published on November 20th, 201466 comment

At the beginning of the season, I made some predictions for what I thought would potentially happen. Most people just crank these things out and no one usually goes back to see how they did. Today we’re going to do just that.

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Jon Lester Close to Signing with the Cubs?

Published on November 18th, 201435 comment

Are the Cubs on the verge of signing their top free agent target? A meeting today with Jon Lester suggests they may just be.

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Cubs Send Arodys Vizcaino back to Atlanta

Published on November 16th, 201477 comment

The Cubs announced a swap with the Atlanta Braves today that included former Braves arm, Arodys Vizcaino.

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GirlieView (11/13/2014)

Published on November 13th, 201442 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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