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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, twelve players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, one player is on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-18-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 13
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
Hector Neris 
* Drew Smyly
Jameson Taillon 
Keegan Thompson
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

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

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

OPTIONED: 12 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Luke Little, P 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Seiya Suzuki, OF

15-DAY IL
* Justin Steele, P   

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





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Cubs vs. Atlanta: Series Thread (Games 64-66)

The Cubs look to end a 10-game landslide or possibly showcase Frank Schwindel as a bullpen trade commodity. See below for matchups (to be updated).


Game 64, Friday, June 17, 1:20 pm central

CHC: RHP Keegan Thompson (6-2, 3.67 ERA)

ATL: RHP Charlie Morton (4-3, 5.67 ERA)


Game 65, Saturday, June 18, 1:20 pm central

CHC: LHP Justin Steele (1-5, 4.33 ERA)

ATL: RHP Kyle Wright (7-3, 2.57 ERA)


Game 66, Sunday, June 19, 1:20 pm central

CHC: RHP Kyle Hendricks (2-5, 4.95 ERA)

ATL: RHP Ian Anderson (5-3. 4.81 ERA)

Comments

schwindel injured running out a grounder (back tightness)...big blow to the bullpen.

on the bright side, we got "good" thompson today.

Seriously, now they win two in a row against the Braves? A headline on the Cubs' website said something about "Cubs go for the series win against the Braves" and I was thinking "slow your roll, buddy-- they just ended a 10 game losing streak. Let's not get irrationally exuberant here."

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In reply to by JoePepitone

that's why getting to the playoffs matter, not being the best.  being competitive in baseball can mean being slightly above average with the extended playoff structure.

the best is favored to win, of course, but baseball history is littered with a "non-deserving" team winning the pennant or world series.

The best part of the last 2 days were the starts by Steele and Thompson. Young pitchers that can stick as starters need experience. Even the best have volatile starts and I recall Mark Prior was 6-6 in his first season. The implications that they can use Stroman plus a good young rotation like Thompson, Steele and Killian gives me hope that they can compete once the young outfielders grow up. Hopefully, they get useful chips if they move Hendricks and Contreras although I still think Contreras should be signed.

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In reply to by Cubster

Exactly. The only above Replacement value position players I see are Happ, Contreras, Suzuki, Morel, and Hoerner (probably). I don't see how trading Contreras & Happ makes this team any more competitive in 2023 than this year. Unless there's a MLB-ready player in return, at which point, why would the other team do that? They should be adding a DH masher, big FA SS, etc. And that's assuming Prospects like Caissie, Armstrong, et al, are ready in 2024.

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In reply to by Cubster

Cubster -- You and Crunch make good points.  During a ten game losing streak it's easy to get down but there is plenty to be excited about.  Watching a young player and not knowing if they're a flash (hero for a day) or if they are tent poles for the future is what still makes baseball fun.  Seriously, ten years from now we may say, "Remember Frank the Tank?  He was fun."  Or we may be celebrating his career as our first baseman/designated hitter/relief pitcher.  We don't know today but I'm going to stay and watch whichever steak the team is having.

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In reply to by Cubster

when his pitching career is over the cubs should hire him to work in the community relations and promotional giveaway division considering how many free souvenirs he likes to pass out while pitching.

we haven't seen "good kyle" on the regular for years, but we'll always remember "wish.com greg maddux" from his good years.

Recent comments

  • Raisin101 (view)

    Hi Arizona Phil!

    Exciting to see Naz Mule in box scores a few times. What's his stuff like now after the TJS?

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Mastrobuoni can't come back, yet

    Wisdom does have an option left. He can hide in Iowa if Jed DFA's someone else

    Does Brennan Davis get shown the door? I know it's too early for that, but these injuries are crunching the roster of a 12-7 team playoff demands and BDavis isn't going to help anytime soon.

    Someone has to go to add Peralta. And Canario isn't going to get to play everyday regardless of RHers or LHers. Neither is Tauchman. Also don't see PCA getting a chance over Peralta.

    If Jed does those moves:

    4 OF: Belli, Peralta, Canny, Tauch

    2 C: Gomes and Amaya

    2 DH: Cooper and Mervis

    5 INF: Busch, Nico, Dansby, Morel, Madrigal

    Little short on OF depth but two injuries will do that  

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    I have had the pleasure of watching some of the young A's pitchers lately (first Joe Boyle the last day of Minor League Spring Training in March, and more recently Luis Morales last week and Steven Echavarria yesterday at Extended Spring Training), and it reminds me of the Miami Marlins a couple of years ago. A really nice collection of young pitchers. It will be interesting to see what the A's will get for two years of ex-Cub Paul Blackburn at the Trade Deadline (there should be a robust market for Blackburn). 

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Good deal

    MB needs some talent infusion!

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Childersb3: Very possible. Suriel, too. 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    DJL: if a pitcher is recalled to be the 27th man for a doubleheader and then is optioned back to the minors the next day, the 15-day "clock" does NOT reset. The one day call-up for the doubleheader is treated like it never happened with respect to a pitcher having to spend at least 15 days on optional assignment before he can be recalled. 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Probably the only reason David Peralta is still in the organization (he is at AAA Iowa) is to be available in case anything bad were to happen to Ian Happ (which it just did). So if Happ needs to go on the IL, the Cubs can select Peralta to play LF, DFA Wisdom (and hope he and what remains of his $2.725M salary gets claimed off waivers), and recall Mervis to platoon at DH with Cooper (with Canario / Tauchman sharing RF), at least until Suzuki and Happ are back...

     

  • crunch (view)

    i'd just like to take a moment to express to the world i'm still pissed willson contreras is not a cub when the pricetag was 5/87m (17.5m/yr).

    it would be nice to have a legacy-type player to stick around, especially one with his leadership and the respect he gets from his peers.  cubs fans deserved more than 1 season of contreras + morel...that was gold.

  • crunch (view)

    happ, right hamstring tightness, day-to-day (hopefully 0 days).

    he will be reevaluated tomorrow.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    I guess I'm not looking for that type of AB 

    Just a difference of opinion