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40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus one player is on the 60-DAY IL 

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, ten players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, three players are on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-7-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 13
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 7
* Michael Busch 
Garrett Cooper
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson

OUTFIELDERS: 4
* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

OPTIONED: 10 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Alexander Canario, OF 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Keegan Thompson, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Patrick Wisdom, INF 

15-DAY IL: 3
Julian Merryweather, P
* Justin Steele, P  
Jameson Taillon, P 

60-DAY IL: 1 
Caleb Kilian, P 


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Cubs @ Cardinals - Wood vs. Martinez; Game 24 Thread

So much for that break in the schedule...

Travis Wood vs. Carlos Martinez

#Fowler CF*Jay CF
*Coghlan LF*Carpenter 3B
*Rizzo 1BHolliday LF
Bryant CFPeralta SS
*Montero CReynolds 1B
Castro SS*Heyward RF
Denorfia RF*Wong 2B
*Wood PMolina C
Russell 2BMartinez P

It's a long season and one losing weekend against a bad team will not make or break it. Now, one awesome 4-game sweep of a good team will certainly improve our moods.

Let's do this!!

 

 

 

Comments

c.martinez is working the wrong side of the very edge of the strikezone and not getting any of the calls his way. it's not like he should or anything, but this zone is tight so far tonight.

rosscup up with bases loaded, 0 outs, and a 2 run lead to protect after strop shit the bed... this game is 3 hours old...it's the 7th inning.

Belisle and Carlos V. both have ERAs below 1.00 for the Cards. That just sucks. Cubs were winning games they should have lost a while ago; now they are doing the opposite. Somebody tell Starlin to stop trying to pull everything -- he is wearing out the SS on the other teams with ground balls.

Cubs should seriously consider moving Bryant to hit #2. Nobody is pitching to him, and I'd rather see him on base with Soler and Rizzo coming up than Montero (despite his recent hot streak) and Ground Ball Castro.

Most depressing loss of the year...and I now have a real bad feeling about the next 3. Can't do that against the Cardinals, Travis. You simply cannot.

That was a weird game for 50 reasons. I wouldn't read too much into it. The ump gave the Cubs huge advantage in the first inning squeezing Martinez bad. Hard hit balls for the Cubs right at people BABIP house of mirrors. They actually played pretty well. Strop wasn't horrible - couple pitches and ground balls a foot in the wrong direction. Cards are really getting good breaks right now. It won't last. That game was painful but it wasn't as bad as it seemed.

I am remembering back to early spring training when people were saying: "What are the Cubs going to do with all of these pitchers?  They have too many." and chuckling. It seems like these days you can bank on several being DLed at any given time and an equal number being completely ineffective.

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In reply to by Old and Blue

I just remember we had Lester, Arrieta, Hammel, Hendricks, Wood, Wada, Jackson, Turner, Doubront, Rondon, Strop, Ramirez, Grimm, Motte, Coke, Rosscup, Schlitter, Parker, Ortiz, Germen, Roach, Beeler, Jokisch, and Britton. You'd think with 24 guys you could find 11-12 that would be healthy and effective at the big league level.  

As bad as that nightmare was, and it was very bad, it was good to see them work those at bats against Martinez. They had him in a boiling rage. I could nitpick about various things but most of it is all just stuff that happens during the course of a year and eventually straightens itself out. The real problem is that these guys aren't getting far with this bullpen. This is the same bullpen I was hopeful would make the Cubs unbeatable after 6. Of course, that was before injuries.

That game was boring as hell despite ending in a 1-run difference, and I agree with Carlito's BABIP hall of mirrors comment (late in the game--not in the first inning). One pleasant takeaway--Russell is batting over .200, hit a long homerun on a super quick, short swing, and now has his OPS in not-totally-embarrassing territory.

deno back to the DL...szczur expected to be called up (if he hasn't already). same hammy injury...3rd time since spring.

"Marlins released C Jarrod Saltalamacchia." no trade partner found. the C market has been unreal this winter/spring...aside from CHC/TOR scrambling to add catchers they didn't have a need for, none of the "buyers" in the trade market are willing to give up anything at all. guess it's time to see how much ARZ really does feel about their crappy C core...or if BOS will make a move...or TEX...or anyone...

Recent comments

  • Bill (view)

    Having it to spend does not mean having it to piss away.  Signing him for one year could be justified, but giving him three years with opt outs merely means that you might win a little in the short run, but are very likely to suffer greatly in the long run.  Even with decent performance, there is very likely to be no place on the team for Bellinger next year.  Partly because of the other foolish move by the Cubs, the extension of Happ through 2026 by a no-trade contract, with the strength of their minor league system being in outfielders.  In my opinion, both moves were the result of extreme pressure by the media and fans, neither of which have any reason to consider anything beyond the current year.

  • crunch (view)

    k.thompson gets the callup

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Maybe we’re watching a different Bellinger. To me it looks like he’s alternately flailing at the ball or severely undercutting it.

    I understand that Hendricks isn’t pitching effectively and very likely won’t regain form. Fine, let’s write him off. It’s not a good situation but not season threatening. Throw him on the DL, bury him in the bullpen, spot start him, whatever. There are plenty of young arms to be a fifth starter.

    If Bellinger fails to regain 2023 form and reverts to 21/22 what is the answer? I can tell you that PCA and Canario look nowhere near ready offensively.

  • George Altman (view)

    Bellinger is the last hitter on this team I'm worried about. Same with Hoerner. Hitting is 100% different than someone asked to perform 25-30 games per year. Hendricks can't locate and his pitches don't have the same late movement thru most of his last 15 starts. Unless you're watching a different Kyle. Think about what that $15m would have offered the bullpen. 

  • crunch (view)

    bellinger looks good swinging a bat. 

    he will never be worth his current paycheck, but if his market was 20-25m rather than 25-30m he would have been courted by teams other than the cubs, even with the loss of a draft pick for other teams on the table.  part of the big money is the short risk of having the loot tied up.  the cubs had it to spend in the window of the contract he signed, even if he sticks around all 3 years.

    hendricks can't throw his curve worth a damn anymore.  he couldn't last year, either.

    if the ball is hit hard enough to go past nico/swanson and whoever's playing 1st/3rd, there's going to be a lot more of this.  great defense bailed him out last year and it will have to bail him out this year.  if the hits are hit "where they aint"...or 10000mph through the infield....we're going to see more pain.  hendricks entire value is based on his health, luck of where the ball is hit, and the quality of defense behind him while he throws his fastball and change.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Lets’s not forget that Bellinger is one year removed from two plus years of performance that looked a lot like what he looks like right now. As I mentioned, there are several answers for Hendricks. I think as the finest armchair GM’s in the sport we need to turn our hand wringing more in the direction of Bellinger and what we do if we get the 2021/2022 of him as was  always a possibility when we signed him.

  • Charlie (view)

    I think the difference is how much credence people give to each player's success in 2023 compared to their preceding struggles and current small samples. 

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Kind of wondering why we have so much focus on Hendricks and nothing is being said about our $25 mm man who currently sports a line of .191/2/10 with an OPS of .631? Hendricks impacts every fifth game while Bellinger, who is supposed to be the cornerstone of the offense, impacts every game. The Hendricks situation is really much less serious - he can always become the purveyor lost causes, brought in in hopeless situations or blowout wins in order to preserve the pen, or even as an opener since he seems to be ok the first time through the lineup. Bellinger, on the other hand, is a much more serious concern. He has been every bit as ineffective as Hendricks and the team is far more reliant on him to perform. Yes, it’s early in the season and Bellinger could break out of it. Then again, as ineffective as he’s looked, so could Hendricks - he’s done it before.

  • George Altman (view)

    That would have been perfect. Jed really misplayed this......badly.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    GEORGE A: As you probably recall, back in November after Stroman opted out I was hoping the Cubs would sign Yamamoto and re-sign Bellinger and Candelario, non-tender Wisdom and Madrigal, and not sign any high-priced FA relievers. I actually thought the Cubs picked up the Hendricks option in order to trade him if they were able to sign one of the noteworthy free agent pitchers (and then they signed Imanaga). So I kept waiting for the Cubs to trade Hendricks, but it looks like it's too late now...