The Opening Day Roster Is Coming Together

With Opening Day less than a week away, the Cubs made a series of moves yesterday that provided some clarity on the players who will likely be on their active roster against the Cardinals on April 5.


Contest: Predict the Cubs Opening Day Roster

Published on February 16th, 201530 comment

With Spring Training about to begin, it’s time for a contest. Predict the Cubs opening day roster for your chance to win a copy of Out of the Park Baseball 15.

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Why Javier Baez Needs to Start 2015 in AAA

Published on February 11th, 2015139 comment

Guest writer, Jarred Wyllys takes on a topic that is sure to be debatable as he makes the case for why Javier Baez should start the season in AAA.

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Baseball’s Misunderstood Demographics Problem

Published on February 10th, 201538 comment

With discussions of rule changes designed to speed up the game, some have argued that baseball has a demographics problem: that its fans are too darn old. Noah thinks baseball has a different demographics problem: that to become a top young American player, being born to wealthy parents has become too close to a prerequisite.

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Is James Shields Worth The Risk?

Published on February 9th, 201512 comment

We’ve now found ourselves in February with only about 10 days left until pitchers and catchers begin to report to Spring Training. While top names like Hanley Ramirez and Max Scherzer have found homes for the next half decade and beyond, one big name still remains without a team for the 2015 MLB season.

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GirlieView (02/05/2015)

Published on February 5th, 201558 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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Top 10 Worst Offensive Seasons as a Cubs SS

Published on February 4th, 201525 comment

Keeping with the theme from yesterday, I present the worst offensive Cubs seasons as a shortstop. Discuss among yourselves.

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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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