Prospect Watch: Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler

It’s not often that a team is blessed to have two of the top 15 prospects in baseball who have both either made their Major League debut or are on the verge of the Show. In Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler, the Cubs have exactly that.


Reactions to Tuesday’s Mass Cubs Hysteria at the Winter Meetings

Published on December 10th, 201445 comment

Tuesday brought craziness for Cubs fans from the start of the day to the late hours of the night. When the dust settled, we acquired our target.

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Happy Jon Lester Day?

Published on December 9th, 201454 comment

There are a lot of rumors right now for the Cubs. Since nothing is official, we’ll just wait till they are. Let’s discuss them in the meantime.

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Breaking Down The Free Agent Pitching Market

Published on December 8th, 201415 comment

After a bit of a layoff, I’m back at it. Given that the season has come to a close, my weekly story is going to have to switch up a little bit. With free agency in full swing and the Winter Meetings underway, this seems like the perfect time to take a look at what the market has to offer over the next few months.

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The Flat Bat Awards

Published on December 5th, 201452 comment

We give the Flat Bat Award every season to recognize the best bunter taking into consideration his bunts for hits and sacrifice bunts.

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What the Release of Wesley Wright Means for the 2015 Bullpen

Published on December 3rd, 201434 comment

There were two players that were non-tendered late Tuesday night. Wesley Wright and John Baker were both informed that they were not returning, which instantly makes them free agents. We talk about what the release of Wright means for the bullpen.

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Why Have No Significant Pitching Free Agents Signed Yet?

Published on December 2nd, 201428 comment

To date, the only quasi meaningful free agent pitcher to sign this offseason was A.J. Burnett, and that was just because he took a big pay cut to go from a bad team to his much better former team. Why has the pitching market been so slow to move when most of the top position players have already signed? Because everyone is waiting on Jon Lester.

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GirlieView (11/27/2014)

Published on November 27th, 201437 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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Mark Buehrle – One of the Most Durable Pitchers of All Time

Published on November 25th, 201425 comment

Cy Young, Warren Spahn, Gaylord Perry, Christy Mathewson. And Mark Buehrle. That’s an amazing list. How does Mark Buerhrle get on that list?

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10 Bold Predictions for 2014 – How Did I Do?

Published on November 20th, 201466 comment

At the beginning of the season, I made some predictions for what I thought would potentially happen. Most people just crank these things out and no one usually goes back to see how they did. Today we’re going to do just that.

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