Cubs Acquire Matt Brazis from Seattle for Justin Ruggiano

The Cubs made a trade yesterday that seems to indicate that a corresponding move to bring in a new outfielder is close.

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Funtastic Friday – Two Truths and a Lie

Published on November 7th, 201456 comment

It’s Friday so let’s finish the week off with some Cubs news and notes and then some fun to get the weekend started.

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What Are Your Expectations for this Off-Season?

Published on November 6th, 201467 comment

Free agency is open. Can you tell by the flurry of moves? It’s not like free agency in the NBA or the NFL. Things take some time to age and develop. As a result, we have some time to discuss.

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Can the Cubs Compete in 2015 if Starlin Castro Is Traded?

Published on November 4th, 201462 comment

Everyone knows the Cubs’ highest offseason priority is adding veteran starting pitching. Some have floated the idea of the Cubs using Starlin Castro to obtain one of those arms. The Cubs have also said they plan to compete for the NL Central in 2015. Without Starlin Castro, can they honestly expect to do that?

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Giants Win World Series, Maddon Kicks Off Offseason & More

Published on November 3rd, 20149 comment

We’ve reached the end of the line. It was yet another incredible season from start to finish with highlights scattered all throughout. The season ended this past week, but it didn’t take long for things to get going in the offseason. Let’s get to it.

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Free Agency Eve News Roundup

Published on November 2nd, 201419 comment

On the eve of MLB Free Agency, we take a look at three news stories that are related to the Cubs.

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Boo! The Scariest Scenarios for the Cubs

Published on October 31st, 201421 comment

Happy Halloween, fellow Viewers! It’s great to be back. Since we’re celebrating a holiday, I thought I’d have some fun and talk about some of the Cubs’ scariest scenarios. I’m going to rate each one on a 10-point scary factor scale.

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GirlieView (10/30/2014)

Published on October 30th, 201455 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 Look at the Off-Season MLB Key Dates to Know

Published on October 29th, 20147 comment

Last night’s 10-0 beatdown put on by the Royals gave us the start date for the 0ff-season calendar of events. Given that this off-season figures to be a very key one in the Cubs rebuild process, it seems like it would be good to know some key dates and what they mean.

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I Really Want Joe Maddon as the Cubs’ Next Manager

Published on October 28th, 201417 comment

Last week, Joe Maddon, the managerial darling of the sabermetrics movement, opted out of his contract with the Rays. Rumor has it that the Cubs are the front runner for his services. But should Theo Epstein and co. want Maddon? In a word: yes.

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