Does Baseball Need to Change?

The game of baseball has changed many times over the years. Like any successful endeavor, baseball must evolve to stay fair for players, exciting for fans, and yes, as much as we may not like to think about it, marketable to a wider audience.

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Remaining NFL QBs Have Connections To MLB

Published on January 12th, 201517 comment

With the offseason in a bit of a down period (aside from the Ben Zobrist to Oakland trade and Max Scherzer/James Shields’ 2015 landing spots still up in the air), many fans have turned their attention to football. While my Detroit Lions were eliminated in the first round, I have still tuned in to see the action. With the conference championships upon us, each of the four remaining teams quarterbacks all have ties to baseball in one form or another.

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GirlieView (01/08/2015)

Published on January 8th, 201534 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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Looking Forward, and Liking It?

Published on January 7th, 201510 comment

I always look forward to baseball in general, but its been a while since I could say I was looking forward to Cubs baseball.

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A Look at the Current Cubs OF

Published on January 6th, 201522 comment

Rob Willer takes a look at the Chicago Cubs outfield as it’s currently constructed. We shall see if that is the OF that opens the season.

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Brian Rzeppa’s 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot

Published on January 5th, 201517 comment

Happy New Year, everyone! 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class is set to be announced tomorrow and with a 10-player limit on each writer’s voting card, there could be some big names left off yet again.

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My 2015 Sports Resolutions

Published on January 2nd, 201532 comment

As the 2015 year begins, Joe Aiello shares his sports resolutions for the year. Some are Cub related and some are not. We invite you to share yours as well.

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Catching Up on Cubs News & Notes

Published on January 1st, 201510 comment

As we start up 2015, Joe catches up on some of the recent Cubs news from the last few days of 2014.

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Are Defensive Runs Saved Predictive?

Published on January 1st, 20159 comment

John Dewan starts off our new year with a look at the defensive runs saved stat to see whether or not we can use it in predicting future production.

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Prospect Watch: Albert Almora and Kyle Schwarber

Published on December 30th, 201414 comment

With spring training now less than two months away, it’s time to start looking at some Cubs prospects to watch in 2015. To start off this preseason series, Noah looks at the two first round picks from the current front office who are not on the verge of the Majors, albeit for very different reasons: Albert Almora and Kyle Schwarber.

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