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62 players are at MLB Spring Training
40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full)
22 players are MLB Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI)
Last updated 2-27-2024
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Bailey Horn
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
* Jordan Wicks
NRI PITCHERS: 11
Carl Edwards Jr
* Edwin Escobar
* Richard Lovelady
* Thomas Pannone
* Brad Wieck
NRI CATCHERS: 5
* Bryce Windham
* Michael Busch
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
NRI INFIELDERS: 4
* Dominic Smith
* Cody Bellinger
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
* Mike Tauchman
NRI OUTFIELDERS: 2
* Owen Caissie
* David Peralta
Get a brain, morans.
If you image-search "get a brain morans", a million shots come up of this guy who was apparently protesting something.
I'm not going to really try to find out what, I know we just like that sign next to that team logo.
And "morans" does come up here quite a bit so... enjoy.
He's totally dependent in that splitter. But I won't worry about it until mid March.
smyly going tomorrow.
Would you take Wisdom over Cooper if both were healthy? Power over steadiness?
Eric S (view)
That throw was very concerning. Maybe he still was second guessing not throwing to second base and instead thought throwing towards the first base side dugout was the best option.
forget the error on the shaw throw (from 2nd)...the velocity on the throw (made on the move) was as terrible as it was wide, even for a 2nd baseman.
wicks again but not jameson taillon or imanaga yet?
i hate to tin foil...NONETHELESS...
is wicks being thrown to the wolves to determine whether he's trutsted enough to snag that 5 slot or the cubs -might- need to add another starter? getting some vibes over here...
Arizona Phil (view)
Childersb3: Because Edwards, Peralta, and Cooper are post-2023 Article XX-B MLB free agents who signed 2024 minor league contracts, they have automatic opt outs on Opening Day if not added to the 40 by that time. So they are essentially injury insurance and likely won't make the Cubs Opening Day 26-man roster unless there is an injury.
So Peralta probably has a chance to make the team only if something bad happens to Busch, Happ, Bellinger, and/or Tauchman during Spring Training, Cooper has a chance probably only if something bad happens to Morel and/or Wisdom, and Edwards has a chance to make the team if something bad happens to Neris, Alzolay, and/or Merryweather.
Meanwhile they can play in MLB Cactus League Spring Training games and show what they have to offer to the other MLB clubs (or even to NPB and KBO clubs) in case it turns out the Cubs don't need them and they opt-out at the end of Spring Training.
It’s nice having a farm system where the rosters aren’t loaded with minor league filler.
Phil and I are together on the lack of faith in Leiter.
He better get that splitter going asap.
If Canario and PCA don't make the OD roster, look at the Iowa roster here:
I thought their lineup last year was loaded
This is ridiculous
Rotation: Brown, Wicks, Kilian, RThompson, maybe Wesneski and Horton soon
Not bad at all