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

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, plus eleven players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors and three players are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 6-15-2024

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PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 6
David Bote
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 5
* Cody Bellinger
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

OPTIONED: 11
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
Jose Cuas, P
Brennen Davis, OF
Porter Hodge, P 
Nick Madrigal, INF 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF

15-DAY IL: 3
Yency Almonte, P
Ben Brown, P 
* Jordan Wicks, P 

60-DAY IL: 3
Adbert Alzolay, P 
Caleb Kilian, P
Julian Merryweather, 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

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Totally agree.......

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    My gut feeling is that this was supposed to be the season that the rebuild was to be finished this year, especially given the idea that the Brewers had taken a significant slide backward in talent.

    Unfortunately, the players who were thought to be the cornerstones - Bellinger, Suzuki, Happ, Hoerner, and to a lesser extent, Morel - have all underperformed to greater or lesser extent, with Bellinger being the only one who is even close to this point. Given the parity in the division and league to this point, had two or three of those guys performed even up to their career expectations we might be looking at the season from a very different perspective. Without significant improvement in these guys it feels like we’re back in rebuild, but in a much better position in terms of prospects to begin the rebuild than we were in 2021.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    I suspect if you asked Hoyer / Hawkins about the Candelario trade, and they were candid in their reply, in hindsight, from the Cubs front office POV, the problem with the Candelario trade was that they traded prospect capital for a short-term rental, instead of going bigger with more and even better prospects to solve the 3B problem long-term. At least I would hope that is the lesson that was learned. 

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Agreed. The main question for me is: would the core of the team in its current iteration be considered something that just needs to be added to, and then we're contenders; or are we still in the middle of a rebuild, just prayerfully toward the end phase? Because if we're still in a rebuild, selling last year and seeing what we had in our current prospects would have been the way to go; but if the front office felt we had a contendable core that just needed some tweaking, then going all in and acquiring significant bullpen help and a few bats for the lineup would have been the way to go. It seems that riding the fence is where the front office is right now: either bite the bullet and continue the rebuild, or bite the bullet and switch to contender status. Where is our mindset? The off-season this year and last year showed, to me at least, that the front office believes we're still in a rebuild; a lot of their moves felt almost obligatory, to try and convince the fan base that they're not still in a rebuild............

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Agree both with your assessment and with the strategy assuming you are on point. The prospect capital they have will be much more wisely spent on off season big league upgrades rather than mid season rentals. That said, let’s not get too crazy with concept. Ideally, package some of the underperforming veterans and some of the redundant prospects for potential big league upgrades.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    It is interesting that when the Cubs traded Jake Slaughter for Tyson Miller last month, they were trading a slow-developing 27 year old infield prospect (Slaughter) for a slow developing out of options 28 year old RHRP prospect (Miller) who still had prospect status (as defined by Baseball America) when he was acquired by the Cubs. 

    T. Miller is under club control through 2029, and he lost his prospect status with Baseball America just a few days ago when he reached 50 career MLB innings pitched. 

    So the Slaughter / T. Miller trade was actually a "prospect for prospect" deal when it was made.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Phil: Completely agree, upgrading the roster and targeting positions of need is paramount (or if some sort of best player available can be had at a price where it would be considered a win), this is the best way to go, irrespective of buying or selling; this is where that internal scouting that was discussed about the other day will be crucial, no to mention pivitol.......

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Agree with you on this. I thought at the time they would have been better off selling as well. But this isn’t the old Cubs fan base of “lovable losers”. After two years of obvious tanking combined with lack of honesty to call it what it was the fan base would have screamed bloody murder had they not made some kind of move and, as bringing in rentals go, the Candelario deal was a decent one.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    I suspect the Cubs mindset right now would be to use their prospect capital to trade for long-term controllable assets that are better roster fits going forward, specifically targeting a catcher and a third-baseman. 

    This would not be a trade deadline or a contender buy / non-contender sell thing. It would just be upgrading the 26-man roster for 2024 and several years going forward, whether the Cubs were on pace to win 90 games or lose 90 games, doesn't matter. 

    The Cubs have prospect capital (both Top 100 and system depth) that is matched only by the Orioles, and they really need to start spending it while the top prospects are still top prospects (that is, before some of them become "suspects"), and while the system is still deep enough to withstand a bit of a hit. 

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    They didn’t. Herz wasn’t even a top 10 prospect in our system at the time of the trade. He came into yesterdays start with an ERA over 6. Let’s pump the brakes on that trade being a disaster