It Matters Again, and that’s a Good Thing

Retooled team, renovated ballpark and a bright outlook. So why am I still pessimistic?

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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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3 Cubs Prospects to Keep Your Eye On in 2015

Published on March 4th, 201522 comment

We love the big name prospects, but the Cubs’ farm system has a few other guys in the lower levels that you should be giving some attention as well. Here’s a look at three who are worth our attention in 2015.

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Prospect Watch: Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler

Published on March 3rd, 201533 comment

It’s not often that a team is blessed to have two of the top 15 prospects in baseball who have both either made their Major League debut or are on the verge of the Show. In Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler, the Cubs have exactly that.

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Who Will Be The 2015 Statistical Leaders?

Published on February 27th, 201525 comment

John DeWan takes a look at who the projected leaders in various categories for offense and pitching will be.

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