Pitchers with the Best and Worst Run Support

Thankfully, the baseball community has moved beyond judging pitchers solely by their won-lost record. Last season, Clayton Kershaw took home the NL Cy Young despite having three fewer wins than […]

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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.

How the Astros are falling, and the Cubs thriving

Fast-forward to the 2017 World Series, as Sports Illustrated did. They predicted that the Astros would win the World Series over the Cubs. Now, obviously, a ton has to go […]

Grading the Cubs at the All-Star Break

There are a few players at the top of the class, yet the majority of Cubs’ receive grades you would hide from your parents.

What to do with Edwin Jackson?

To date, the the current front office’s biggest signing appears to be their biggest mistake. Edwin Jackson, their sole signing of more than $50 million, was supposed to be a solid mid-rotation innings eater. Unfortunately, he’s been anything but.