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 […]

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A Belated Cubs’ Hall of Fame Point

I am old…okay 45…not that old.  My experience as a Cubs’ fan growing up was much different than many of you. My favorite players were Rick Monday, Rick Reuschel, Bruce […]

An Ode to Darwin Barney

It has become official. Darwin Barney is no longer a Cub. On Monday, the second baseman was dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers with a cash consideration for a Player to be Named Later.

Trades Shake Up Playoff Picture, Hall of Fame Adds Members and More!

The trade deadline is just days away, and we’ve already started to see some jockeying by the league’s top contenders. Let’s get to it!

How Do Shifts Affect League-Wide BABIP?

by John Dewan I was recently asked the following question [by Rob Neyer]: If infield shifts work so well, why aren’t league-wide BABIPs (Batting Average on Balls in Play) dropping? […]

A Look at Potential Free Agent Pitching Acquisitions

The Cubs seem to be well-positioned for the future on the positional side of the roster. Let’s discuss how the team can build on the pitching side and look at a few potential free agent acquisitions for the rotation in 2015.

GirlieView (07/24/2014)

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!

It’s Just Darwinism…..

In honor of the Darwin Barney move we give you the Cubs very own version of Hunger Games. Let the roster battle begin!

Who Is the Real Travis Wood?

Edwin Jackson having an ERA north of 5 doesn’t surprise that many people. On the other hand, Travis Wood struggling that greatly after his strong 2013 does. So which one is the real Travis Wood that we should look for going forward?

American League Gets Home Field, Home Run Derby Flops & More!

With the MLB All-Star game taking place this week, there was a bit of a shortage of baseball news. Fortunately for us, there was more than enough storylines to hold us over until real games started back up.