Three Strikes – Lester, Offense carry Cubs to sweep of Pirates

Get your brooms out, folks. It’s always nice when you can get a road sweep, and even nicer when that sweep comes at the hand of a division rival.

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3 Cubs Prospects That Have Shined During Spring Training

Published on March 28th, 201619 comment

Every spring there are prospects that shine during spring training when the regular team gets rest. Luke talks about three that have caught his eye.

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Obsessed

Published on March 24th, 201629 comment

For as long as I can remember, Cardinals fans have loved to obsess over the Cubs. It is only been recently that I have realized that Cardinals players are just as bad. Elijah Knepper takes a look at how the Cardinals organization has become obsessed with the Cubs.

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Prospect Spotlight: #10 Eloy Jimenez

Published on March 22nd, 201625 comment

I’m providing a look at the Cubs top prospects, counting down from 10 to 1. Here’s number 10 for outfielder Eloy Jimenez.

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Miguel Montero Ready to Spark Lineup in 2016

Published on March 21st, 201613 comment

Last year wasn’t Miguel Montero’s year. Luckily, his shortcomings were masked by the team’s success. This season, however, Montero is ready to go.

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Our Crowded Outfield

Published on March 18th, 201616 comment

It is not that we have too many outfielders, it is that we have too few at bats for our very talented hitters. Brad has more about this “problem”

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GirlieView (03/17/2016)

Published on March 17th, 201621 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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Stop Over-Analyzing Spring Training…It Doesn’t Matter

Published on March 15th, 201616 comment

Spring training is about a third of the way over, and I’m already sick of it. “Jon Lester had a bad first start, will he have another disappointing season?” “What is going to happen in the outfield? Fowler and Heyward are both hitting under .200.” Everyone settle down. Yes, it is fun to hear about the live bands that Joe Maddon has brought in during the team stretch, but the games means very little.

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Cubs Make First Series of Spring Cuts

Published on March 14th, 20168 comment

The Cubs made their first round of spring training cuts this afternoon as we inch closer to baseball that matters. No surprises with the names announced.

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Why has Jon Lester’s 2015 season been overlooked?

Published on March 14th, 201611 comment

As the major offseason signing, the big left hander was supposed to be the ace of the Cubs. Whether it was Jake Arrieta’s breakout second half or the dead arm issue in April, the perception of Lester’s success was overlooked. However, Lester was quietly one of the best starters in the National League in 2015.

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