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37 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (three slots are open)

Last updated 11-17-2023
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Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman


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Cubs vs. Red Sox: Series Thread (Games 77-79)

The Cubs welcome the Red Sox and former Cub Rich Hill to Wrigley for the holiday weekend. See matchups below.

Game 77, Friday, July 1, 1:20 pm central

CHC: RHP Adrian Sampson (0-0, 1.69 ERA)

BOS: LHP Rich Hill (4-4, 4.09 ERA)

Game 78, Saturday, July 2, 6:15 pm central

CHC: RHP Alec Mills (0-1, 9.87 ERA)

BOS: RHP Josh Winckowski (3-1, 3.60 ERA)

Game 79, Sunday, July 3, 1:20 pm central

CHC: RHP Keegan Thompson (7-3, 3.34 ERA)



Daydreaming about the line-up for next year & beyond... what do y'all think about putting Happ at 1B? 

My thinking is: 1) I would love to see Happ extended (I know that is a big IF right off the top); 2) lots of interesting RHB in the mix for 2023 & beyond. Not so much w/ LHB; 3) Easier to add LHB in the LF spot, either internally or externally; 4) The minors are heavy on quality OF prospects coming soon; 5) Allows for a good mix of players between the 1B & LF slots depending on performance & optimization for a given game.

I was at the game today. Surrounded by Red Sox fans, reminded me of a Cardinals game. They were pretty arrogant after the top of the second, but as the day went on they changed their tune.  When Hansel Robles walked Simmons, they (justifiably) were screaming that they couldn't walk a hitter like that. And then Morel came up, and Robles started out with nothing but fastballs. I was thinking "Didn't the scouting report say Morel can hit anybody's fastball?" And then he did hit a fastball for a home run. The Sox fans went nuts. I confess to a certain degree of Schadenfreude. And later on the F-bombs started. 

Also, I think Ross did a great job of managing the lineup and bullpen. The starting lineup was slanted toward Rich Hill (who was classic Hill: 72mph curve ball, 88 mph "fastball."), but Ross pinch hit for the righties, and, thanks to the positional versatility of the team, managed to keep good defense on the field. One of the Sox fans said, "They moved the second baseman to center field? Wow." I think he also did well to use Hughes and Effross when they could do the most good, and then Martin was good, and soon-to-be-ex-cub-Robertson (my best to him in the postseason) was routine in the ninth. 

Fun day at the ballpark. 

angels sign villar.

unless he's planning on pitching that won't help much with the team's issues...much like firing joe maddon didn't help the team's issues.

The Cubs just pulled the classic Mills for Leiter Jr. bait & switcheroo on the Red Sox and they fell for it!

bote in the 9th as a defensive 1st base.

4th career appearance at 1st in the majors (1 start).

Recent comments

  • JoePepitone (view)

    Fighting Ham for Mother Nippon!

  • crunch (view)

    reliever market is f'n crazy.  guys that aren't "lights out" but still good are getting crazy loot.  josh hader gonna get crazy paid if these early contracts are an indication of the market.

    emilio pagan - 2/16m (8m average)

    nick martinez - 2/26m (13m average)

    reynaldo lopez - 3/30m (10m average)

    it also makes me wonder how much j.assad is worth as a trade piece in this market...or how valuable he is to the team to save money.  these swing guy types are going to start making good loot for relievers.  in 2023 there were 5 pitchers in all of MLB that pitched 200+ IP...8 in 2022...4 in 2021.  Pre-COVID you have to go back to the strike shortened 1994 to find less than 10 pitchers with sub-200 IP (Greg Maddux the only guy in 94).

  • crunch (view)

    thomas hatch is going to fight ham in japan.  he was on PIT's 40-man.

  • crunch (view)

    morel played somewhere besides 3rd and SS...he got 8 innings in CF, 2 putouts and an assist.

  • crunch (view)

    ryan flaherty new cubs bench coach.

  • crunch (view)

    bellinger wins comeback player of the year.  the AL winner was liam hendricks and his 5ip before he got tommy john...setting himself up for a 2025 shot at the award.

  • Bill (view)

    I hope that Perlaza goes on to have a successful career.  On most Cubs teams prior to the current administration, he would have been one of their more highly ranked prospects.  As far as the others are concerned, one or more may well go on to be much better than expected, but unfortunately there is no way to tell which one at the present time.  You can't keep everyone.

  • crunch (view)

    s.gray signs with the cards...3/75m

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Another one of the nine Cubs post-2023 Rule 9 minor league 6YFA has signed, as RHP Carlos Guzman (acquired from the Tigers for Zack McKinstry at the end of Spring Training) signed a 2024 minor league contract with the Mets. 


    So RHRP Yovanny Cruz (SD), C-INF P. J. Higgins (CIN), and now Carlos Guzman (NYM) have already signed 2024 minor league contracts with new MLB organizations, and OF Yonathan Perlaza is headed for Korea (Hanhwa Eagles).

  • crunch (view)

    ...and back to 3rd for another game.  at this point i'm gonna hang back and when/if he actually plays 1st then i'll find it notable.  i am glad he's playing a good amount of 3rd, though...give the club one more good look at him there.  shrug