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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
* 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: 4
* Bryce Windham
* Michael Busch
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
NRI INFIELDERS: 3
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
* Mike Tauchman
NRI OUTFIELDERS: 1
* Owen Caissie
Cubs @ Cardinals - Wood vs. Martinez; Game 24 Thread
So much for that break in the schedule...
Travis Wood vs. Carlos Martinez
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!!
It's on ESPN now.
George Altman (view)
Cody Bellinger - 3/$80 with opt outs each year. Now, LFG!!
Per Jeff Passan
ump's zone almost all game was really small.
nice to see b.davis do something decent. him, stumpf, and bote hit homers. bote generally owns spring before settling into his role as a highly paid minor leaguer.
smyly didn't look great in the 1st, but the ump was squeezing the zone a bit too tight. some of those called balls should have been strikes.
Dolorous Jon Lester (view)
Phil, is CJ healthy enough to have a shot at the opening day roster?
Dolorous Jon Lester (view)
Agreed crunch. I feel like the team could have taken themselves from “has a chance at the division” to “definite division favorite.”
yeah, i like the team.
my main complaint isn't that they won't be competitive, rather that they could be even more competitive given their resources. there's still time to add on, and they have 10s of millions to do it without going past their self-imposed limitations. whether these limitations should exist or be way more flexible is up for debate, but we have what the owners give the front office to work with.
some of the sites doing wins predictions have CHC at or just below STL for taking the NL Central.
it's also nice knowing if some of the kids expected to break with the team don't work out, there's a good amount of kids near-MLB ready to hedge some of the failures...a few non-roster vets, too (peralta/d.smith/cj edwards). no guarantees, but it's nice to have around.
i feel good about 2024 even without additions, but i'm still expecting an addition until the "Boras 4" are off the market.
if the cubs we see today are the cubs we get going into opening day, i will be disappointed, but i still think they got a shot at the playoffs.
My takeaway from the first Spring Training game of the year: It's really refreshing to have a slew of exciting young players in a season that should not be a total punt at the MLB level. It's been a while.
cease has a 8m deal and 2 years of club control. he wouldn't be cheap.
dunno if the rumored talent given up is worth it, but if the wsox want a return on cease there's no time like now considering the very low 2024 price tag.
the cheap price incentive for a full year vs. mid-season addition seems like a wash in potential return.
wicks could immediately slot in as a starter on most teams. also, the cubs already have a couple of solid lefty starters slotted in for at least the next 4 years.
Mully and Haugh Chicago Radio says that folks within Cubs front office now believe a Belli ddeal will get done. Also, White Sox wanted to see Wicks, Mervis and Vazquez today for a possible Cease deal.
That can't be real. But, the Sox have been overpricing Cease.