A Look at MLB Realignment

Not long ago MLB commissioner Rob Manfred mentioned the idea of expansion, not as being immediate but more inevitable, as the direction that he sees baseball going. A far cry from 2002 when former commissioner Bud Selig was talking of contraction. I couldn’t help but wonder how it would all unfold. I wanted to share a couple scenarios and see what other ideas people had


Understanding the Playoffs and Offseason

Published on January 7th, 20163 comment

Taking a look back at the playoffs and through the off-season as the New Year begins.

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GirlieView (01/07/2016)

Published on January 7th, 201633 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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A (probably too early) look at spring training

Published on January 6th, 201610 comment

We are in the midst of winter, but hope is on the horizon. Spring training is not that far away, and Jared Wyllys has a few notes on things to watch when the time comes.

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The interesting case of Albert Almora and the second wave of prospects

Published on January 4th, 20168 comment

Now that we’ve seen the likes of Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Addison Russell, Jorge Soler and Javier Baez come up to the Majors, the attention now focuses on the next wave of reinforcements and what that might look like.

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Pearl Jam at Wrigley

Published on January 3rd, 201646 comment

Sue remembers the Pearl Jam concert that she and her daughter attended at Wrigley Field in 2013, and what happened when a severe thunderstorm stopped the show and a very special guest made an appearance.

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The Game We Love

Published on January 2nd, 201612 comment

A reflection on why we are fans. Why baseball fans are the best. And how baseball becomes a way of life.

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Happy New Year: A look at 2016 projections

Published on January 1st, 201615 comment

Happy first day of 2016, VFTB readers! Here’s a look at some of the projections for the upcoming season from Jared Wyllys, and there’s a lot of reason to be excited for what’s to come.

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THE MLB AWAKENS (Star Wars and the Majors)

Published on December 31st, 201515 comment

***Warning…if you are not a baseball fan who also happens to be a Star Wars nerd, this write-up is not for you! It contains only silliness, and has no relevant rumors, news or information.

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Why Not Making a Move is the Right Move

Published on December 30th, 201547 comment

Luke Jett returns after hiatus with a look at why no move may be the best move when it comes to the remainder of the off-season.

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