Why Addison Russell Left the Arizona Fall League

Yesterday it was announced that Addison Russell was being sent home from the Arizona Fall League (AFL), after just 10 games. Immediately, fans everywhere worry about an injury that derails everything and causes the whole rebuild process to fly wildly off the track.

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Ask Joe Anything

We’re going to try something new here to see if it goes over well. If you are good, you can have nice things, but if not, we’ll take it away. The design here is an open forum for you to ask me anything. Maybe it’s questions to get to know me better.

2015 Free Agent Pitchers: My Quick Take

The Cubs will have plenty of money to spend; but will there be any pitcher worthwhile to spend it on?

The Real Strength of the 2014 Cubs: The Bullpen

As we inch closer to the end of the 2014 campaign, Luke Jett takes a look at one of the strengths of the team this season.

Back to the Cubs Future: A Look Back at the Baseball America Top 10 List from 2011

Each year, Baseball America releases their top 10 list for each organization and projects the lineup three years out. Joe Aiello takes a look back and 2011 to see how they did now that 2014 is here. Hint: It’s not pretty.

Division Races Begin To Heat Up, Record Books Change & More!

After a week away from the column, I’m back in business. Over the past week, even though I’ve been on vacation, I’ve still got to soak in quite a bit of baseball (including a look at the Daytona Cubs ballpark). With that said, let’s get to it!

Monday Musings

While you were glued to the PGA Championship, which was a tremendously good finish, there was Cubs baseball going on that afternoon. Let’s get to some news nuggets.

Welcome to the Bandwagon

With the arrival of Javier Baez at Wrigley Field, many bandwagon fans will be emerging from the shadows…and I’m OK with that.

GirlieView (08/07/2014)

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!

Are the Chicago Cubs at the Tipping Point?

Chris Neitzel chimes in with his feelings on where the Cubs are on the rebuild process.