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40-Man Roster Info

59 players are at MLB Spring Training 

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full) 
19 players are MLB Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI) 

Last updated 2-6-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 22
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
* Shota Imanaga
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

NRI PITCHERS: 11 
Colten Brewer 
Chris Clarke 
Carl Edwards Jr 
* Edwin Escobar 
* Richard Lovelady 
Sam McWilliams 
* Thomas Pannone 
Ethan Roberts 
Cam Sanders 
Riley Thompson 
* Brad Wieck 

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

NRI CATCHERS: 4  
Jorge Alfaro 
Pablo Aliendo
Joe Hudson 
* Bryce Windham

INFIELDERS: 9
* Michael Busch 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

NRI INFIELDERS: 3 
David Bote 
Matt Shaw 
Chase Strumpf 

OUTFIELDERS: 7
Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

NRI OUTFIELDERS: 1 
* Owen Caissie  
 



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Competitive Balance Tax

The Competitive Balance Tax (CBT) threshold will be $230M in 2022, $233M in 2023, $237M in 2024, $241M in 2025, and $244M in 2026. 

CALCULATING A CLUB'S COMPETITIVE BALANCE TAX (CBT) LIABILITY

For the purpose of calculating a club's CBT liability, a club's MLB payroll consists of the Average Annual Value (AAV) of player salaries  and bonuses earned by players on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) and MLB 60-day Injured List. 
NOTE: Beginning in 2022, if a club acquires a player signed to a multi-year contract via trade or waiver claim and the player's salary varies from year-to-year (the contract is either "front-loaded" or "back-loaded"), the AAV liability for the acquiring club is whatever salary is left to be paid at the time of the trade or waiver claim. 
CoViD-19 EXCEPTION: A club's 2020 MLB payroll is the value of the aggregate contracts prior to salaries being pro-rated due to the truncated season.  

In addition, MLB Player Benefit Costs (PBC), the AAV of "legacy salaries" paid to players who are no longer on the club's MLB 40-man roster (such as a player who has been released or outrighted to the minors, or who is being paid a deferred salary after becoming a free-agent), and money contributed to the Pre-Arbitration Bonus Pool are considered to be part of the club's payroll when calculating the CBT.   

FINANCIAL PENALTIES FOR EXCEEDING COMPETITIVE BALANCE TAX

A club whose payroll from the just-concluded MLB season exceeded the Competitive Balance Tax (CBT) threshold by any amount up to $20M will pay a 20% tax on the portion of the payroll that exceeded the CBT threshold, or a 30% tax on the portion of the payroll from the just concluded MLB season in excess of the threshold up to $20M for any club that also exceeded the threshold the season prior to the just concluded season, or a 50% tax on the portion of the payroll from the just-concluded MLB season in excess of the threshold up to $20M for any club that also exceeded the threshold in the two seasons prior to the just completed season.
 
A club whose payroll from the just-concluded MLB season exceeded the CBT threshold by more than $20M up to $40M will pay an additional surcharge of 32% on the portion of the club's payroll from the just concluded MLB season in excess of $20M up to $40M over the threshold, or an additional surcharge of 42% on the portion of the club's payroll from the just concluded MLB season in excess of $20M up to $40M for any club that was also over the threshold in the season prior to the just concluded season, or an additional surcharge of 62% on the portion of the club's payroll from the just concluded MLB reason in excess of $20M up to $40M  for any club that was also over the threshold for two seasons prior to the just concluded season. 

A club whose payroll from the just-concluded MLB season exceeded the CBT threshold by more than $40M up to $60M will pay an additional surcharge of 62.5% on the portion of the club's payroll from the previous season in excess of $40M up to $60M, or an additional surcharge of 75% on the portion of the club's payroll from the previous season in excess of $40M up to $60M for a club that was also over the threshold in the season prior to the just concluded season, or an additional surcharge of 95% on the portion of the club's payroll from the previous season in excess of $40M up to $60M for a club that was also over the threshold for two seasons prior to the just completed season.  

A club whose payroll from the just concluded MLB season exceeded the CBT threshold by more than $60M will pay an additional surcharge of 80% for the portion of the payroll in excess of $60M over the CBT threshold, or an additional surcharge of 90% for the portion of the payroll in excess of $60M over the CBT threshold if the club that was also more than $60M over the threshold in the  season prior to the just completed season, or an additional surcharge of 110% for the portion of the payroll in excess of $60M if the club was also more than $60M over the threshold in the two seasons prior to the just completed season. 

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    morel at 3rd, shaw at 2nd...wicks starting.

  • crunch (view)

    im gonna go ahead...without any evidence pointing to it...and predict bellinger returning to the cubs in 2 days on the 8 year anniversary of dexter fowler's surprise signing.

    ...and of course the cubs will go on to win the world series months later.

    ...and the cubs will finally sign brian roberts 3/44m

  • crunch (view)

    it looks like rich hill may not find a 2024 contract even though he wanted to pitch in 2024.

    being a guy turning 44 during spring training coming off a bad season isn't a good look if you don't have a contract by the time spring games start.

    he's played 19 seasons for 13 teams.  his 337.2ip for the cubs is his 2nd highest for any team (361.1ip for the dodgers).  he's the last man standing still playing out of the 2005 cubs crew.  geo soto last played in 2017.

  • crunch (view)

    SD fans are just trying to concentrate on yuki matsui right now.  the rest was terrible all-around.

    matsui K'd 3 with 12 pitches, 1 of them gavin lux.

  • Cubster (view)

    Pads gave up 14 runs using 11 pitchers. 3 pitchers gave up all 14 runs during their ***checks notes*** 0.1 IP. Yep, spring training.

    Only thing missing was a position player pitching.

  • crunch (view)

    boras is holding onto 4 "top level" FAs and ST games have officially begun.  montgomery, snell, chapman, and bellinger.

    there seems to be a bunch of teams not willing to blink, but there also seems to be a slew of teams willing to snap up any of these dudes if the price is right.

    at some point it may pivot to front-loaded deals with very early (and probably multiple) opt-outs.

    it's still "cubs advantage" on bellinger because there's a QO hanging over him and none of the teams with money are in heavy need of a CF or 1st.

  • crunch (view)

    ahhh...spring baseball.  put that shit right in my veins.  

    the dodgers are up 8-0 after 2 innings.  joe musgrove pitched to 4 batters and didn't retire any of them...all 4 scored.

    cubs tomorrow afternoon.

  • videographer (view)

    Here is an interesting thought about Boras's negotiation strategy:   Going into the off-season, Boras knew MLB GMs were not convinced of Bellinger's success enough to offer a long-term and large AVV contract.  His strategy was to convince the one team that experienced Bellinger's success that a market was there to take away a beloved player and make the Cubs bid against themselves.  So far, that has not worked and Boras has to scramble to not be embarrassed by a contract much lower than promised. 

    The question is:   What is a scenario in which Boras and Bellinger look good signing a bad contract?  Until that plays out, I suspect Bellinger could go into the season without being signed. 

  • crunch (view)

    it's pretty damn stupid.  don't they realize how much stadium-adjacent real estate they could buy for 77m?

    no one cares about baseball talent on the field, it's all about the baseball experience around the field!

    YOU HAVE TO 'C' IT (tm)

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Could be Boras smoke. Could be a team trying to actually improve and win.