GirlieView (03/05/2015)

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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Top 10 Worst Offensive Seasons at Catcher for the Cubs

Published on February 3rd, 201528 comment

With the Cubs apparent shift of focus from offense behind the plate to a more defensive minded and pitch framing approach, there is the chance that offensively behind the plate, the Cubs could be challenged. That got me wondering what the worst offensive seasons at the catcher position have been.

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Way Too Early Awards Predictions for 2015 MLB Season

Published on February 2nd, 201525 comment

Coming off the heels of one of the best Super Bowls of all-time (at least that I’ve been able to witness), it’s now time to start shifting into baseball mode. With only 17 days left until pitchers and catchers begin to report for Spring Training, baseball is right on the doorstep; which is something that I can’t believe when I look outside and see a foot of snow.

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Does Baseball Need to Change?

Published on January 30th, 201527 comment

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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My Grandmother and Mr. Cub

Published on January 28th, 20159 comment

This past week reminded me of a few simple things, like how I started my mostly joyous, yet sometimes frustrating journey as a Cub fan.

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Why Jon Lester Should Not Get David Ross as His Personal Catcher

Published on January 27th, 201520 comment

When the Cubs signed David Ross, Jon Lester’s personal catcher the last two seasons in Boston, many thought it was to reunite the battery on Lester’s starts in 2015. Yet all the valid reasons to have Ross catch Lester exclusively in Boston aren’t present in Chicago. Also, a few brief thoughts on the passing of Mr. Cub.

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Banning The Shift? Not Necessary, Rob Manfred

Published on January 26th, 201530 comment

On just his first day as Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred is already making waves. In a sit down interview with Karl Ravech of ESPN, Manfred proposed some changes that the league could potentially consider over the next couple of years.

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GirlieView (01/22/2015)

Published on January 22nd, 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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Trade Reaction: Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily for Dexter Fowler

Published on January 20th, 201536 comment

If you missed the news yesterday, the Cubs made a trade to acquire the services of Dexter Fowler, sending Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily to the Astros in return.

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Watch Out, Spectators, The Cubs Have Signed Daniel Bard

Published on January 19th, 201524 comment

Amidst the big-name free agent signings that have filled this offseason, the Chicago Cubs have made a move that somehow seemed to go unnoticed to the majority of fans and analysts alike. Last weekend, the team came to terms with former Boston Red Sox flamethrower Daniel Bard on a minor-league deal with an invite to Spring Training.

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