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

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

Last updated 5-25-2024

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# bats both

PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge 
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Hayden Wesneski

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 7
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

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

OPTIONED: 8
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
* Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B

15-DAY IL: 6
Yency Almonte, P
Albert Alzolay, P
Colten Brewer, P
Daniel Palencia, P
Keegan Thompson, P
* Jordan Wicks, P

60-DAY IL: 2
Caleb Kilian, P
Julian Merryweather, P


Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

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

  • crunch (view)

    proposed lineup going forward for the immediate future:

    1- tauchman

    2- bellinger

    3- no one

    4- no one

    5- no one

    6- no one

    7- no one

    8- no one

    9- everyone else

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    As things stand now, most likely to get added to the 40 post-2024 (if not sooner):  

    POSITION PLAYERS 
    1. Owen Caissie, OF (Rule 5 Draft eligible - lock) 
    2. B. J. Murray, 3B (Rule 5 Draft eligible - very likely) 
    3. Pablo Aliendo, C (likely because he is a minor league 6YFA post-2024)

    PITCHERS: 
    Some combination of RHRP Zac Leigh (just got promoted to AAA), LHRP Riley Martin (at AAA), RHRP Frankie Scalzo Jr (closer at AA), and RHSP Matt Thompson (in AA starting rotation - acquired from White Sox for Bailey Horn) -- all four are Rule 5 Draft-eligible post-2024, and then just because they are free-agents post-2024 RHRP Ethan Roberts (back from TJS and now pitching out of the AAA Iowa pen - can be a post-2024 second contract minor league FA) and RHRP Cam Sanders (struggled at AAA but now throwing "lights out" at AA - post-2024 6YFA). 

    Also, RHSP Kohl Franklin is a minor league 6YFA post-2024 and he will miss the balance of the 2024 season after undergoing right forearm / elbow surgery, so he will likely be offered a substantial $$$ 2025 minor league successor contract to stay with the Cubs and continue his rehab in Mesa. 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Again, as I mentioned here a few days ago, the Rockies will be trading catcher Elias Diaz (a 2023 N. L. All-Star who is a FA post-2024), and the Cubs do have a lot of depth in their system, so... 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Although it didn't save the Titanic, sometimes rearranging the deck chairs can give a club a bit of a spark, not to mention a wake-up call to anyone who might be in a rut (especially if it is partly mental, which it usually is). 

    Keep in mind that Busch, Morel, Wisdom, and Madrigal can be optioned (Morel gets a 4th option this year but it won't be there next year), and although none of them "have anything more to prove" at AAA, they all might benefit from a kick-in-the-rear jump-start. 

    Meanwhile, some combination of PCA (can be recalled on 5/30), Brennen Davis, Alexander Canario, and/or Matt Mervis could get called-up, and red-hot switch-hitting 3B B. J. Murray (a Cubs Top 15 prospect who is hitting 341/481/707 - 1.188 OPS with four HR, three doubles, and 11/8 BB/K, and two E-5 over his last twelve games after an ice-cold start) could get selected to the 40 (he is Rule 5 Draft-eligible post-2024 and was already very likely to get added to the 40 post-2024 anyway). 

    I didn't mention Owen Caissie (he is also Rule 5 Draft-eligible post-2024) because he hasn't been playing for the last few days, but he is a lock to get added to the 40 post-2024, and so he could get called up at anytime. 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    When Joey Wendle signed with the Mets last November he received an automatic Article XX-B "no trade" through June 15th, which is a reason why the Mets had to release him (and be on the hook for his $2M salary minus the pro-rated MLB minimum salary after he signed with another club) if they wanted him off the roster. Then once he was released and signed with the Braves, the automatic "no trade" went away, and so now the Braves can trade him rather than just release him (something the Mets could not do). 

    The reason I had mentioned Wendle as somebody the Cubs should pursue after he was DFA'd by the Mets is because the Cubs seem bent on having an actual back-up shortstop other than Hoerner (first Mastrobuoni, and now Vazquez) as well as a veteran infielder who can be a late-inning defensive replacement for Morel at 3B (Madrigal), which takes up two of the five bench spots. 

    However, Wendle actually checks both boxes (he is a legit SS who can also be a late-inning defensive replacement at 3B), not to mention a LH-hitter (so he can give Hoerner, Swanson, or Morel a blow against a tough RHSP), and he has enough speed to where he can be a PR / ghost runner for one of the catchers in an extra-inning situation. And since he would take the job currently invested in two different players (and cost only the pro-rated MLB minimum salary), carrying both Vazquez and Madrigal would no longer be necessary and so it would open up a roster slot for PCA. 

    So since the Braves just lost Acuna for the year and will apparently be playing Kelenic in LF and Duvall in RF for awhile (they have been platooning with each other in LF), the Cubs could offer the Braves Darius Hill, an MLB-ready AAA high-contact LH-hitting outfielder not on the MLB 40-man roster who will almost certainly never play for the Cubs and who can play all three OF spots. The Cubs have already traded one such AAA player (INF Jake Slaughter) to Seattle to preemptively acquire Tyson Miller after he was DFA'd, without having to wait & hope that they could claim him off waivers, and they can very easily do the same thing with respect to offering Darius Hill for Joey Wendle. 

    Of course that doesn't mean the Braves won't eventually try and acquire an established MLB corner OF sometime prior to the MLB Trade Deadline (Tommy Pham comes immediately to mind), but Darius Hill actually could provide the Braves with some value as an MLB-ready high-contact LH-hitting OF in the meantime.   

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Defensive whiz Nick Madrigal?

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Don’t forget they also can’t throw out baserunners. Their pitch framing and game calling is just SO worth it, we’d probably have a White Sox level of wins without those attributes they bring to the table. (Sarcasm obviously)

  • crunch (view)

    i would blame over-managing, but i don't even care about blame right now.

    cubs are about to be a .500 team and they've been playing like it for so many weeks i'm kinda numb to it.

    can't blame the injuries anymore.  it's just suck.

    there's major upside all over, but there's major collective suck currently.

  • Eric S (view)

    I’d say Adames got all of that one. Wow. 

  • crunch (view)

    nick madrigal kicks puppies, doesn't eat his vegetables, and hates america.