Building a Bullpen

Josh kindly takes on the bizarre task of building a major league bullpen, a difficult and underrated part of the front-office experience.


The Best Option for Cubs Ace of the Future May Not Be Who You Think

Jeff Samardzija, and whether the Cubs will trade or extend him, has received all the press this season. But it might be another, less celebrated, Cubs starter who has the best shot at reaching ace status.

Baseball Loses Another Legend, Kershaw Makes History & More!

For the second week this month, we have some terrible news to report. Fortunately, it wasn’t all bad, but this loss was a big one to take.

Fake 2014 Cubs Season – Week 1 Recap

The debut post of the fake Cubs rebuild project using Out of The Park Baseball 15 begins today as Joe recaps week one of the 2014 Cubs season.

Promotions For Everyone

The Cubs have made quite a few minor league moves over the last few days and last night we saw one of the promoted go deep in his debut.

Be Careful of Contract Lunacy

This weekend I was signing/selling books at a local summer festival. (Trust me; it’s not as glamorous as it sounds) All weekend, as I sat at my booth numerous non-book […]

Trade Or Extension? What’s the Future for Samardzija?

No, you’re not imagining it. There is a new post on the blog from me. It’s been a little while, but I’m back. Unfortunately the first day back resulted in a loss. Ah, who am I kidding, even when I’m here a lot it results in a loss. On to the notes.

Machado Throws A Fit, Rollins Sets A Record & More!

Here we are again, and back with even more action-packed baseball news. We saw some benches-clearing brawls and some records being broken, so let’s get to it!

GirlieView (06/12/2014)

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!

By Stats both Old and New: The Cubs Offense is bad.

I began paying attention to the Cubs and Major League Baseball in the 1970’s.  Consequently I guess you could call me an “old-school” baseball fan.  I grew up playing Strat-O-Matic […]