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62 players are at MLB Spring Training 

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full) 
22 players are MLB Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI) 

Last updated 2-27-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 21
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Shota Imanaga
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

NRI PITCHERS: 11 
Colten Brewer 
Chris Clarke 
Carl Edwards Jr 
* Edwin Escobar 
* Richard Lovelady 
Sam McWilliams 
* Thomas Pannone 
Ethan Roberts 
Cam Sanders 
Riley Thompson 
* Brad Wieck 

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

NRI CATCHERS: 5  
Jorge Alfaro 
Pablo Aliendo
Joe Hudson 
Haydn McGeary
* Bryce Windham

INFIELDERS: 9
* Michael Busch 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

NRI INFIELDERS: 4 
David Bote 
Matt Shaw 
* Dominic Smith
Chase Strumpf 

OUTFIELDERS: 8
Kevin Alcantara
* Cody Bellinger 
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

NRI OUTFIELDERS: 2 
* Owen Caissie  
* David Peralta
 



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Cubs vs. Nats: Series Thread (Games 108-110)

The Cubs continue their tour of the bottom portion of the NL East with 3 games against the Soto-less Nats. See below for matchups.


Game 108, Monday, August 8, 7:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Keegan Thompson (8-5, 3.48 ERA)

WSH: RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-4, 7.65 ERA)


Game 109, Tuesday, August 9, 7:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Marcus Stroman (3-5, 4.00 ERA)

WSH: RHP Paolo Espino (0-4, 4.20 ERA)


Game 110, Wednesday, August 10, 1:20 pm central

CHC: LHP Justin Steele (4-7, 3.67 ERA)

WSH: RHP Josiah Gray (7-8, 4.92 ERA)

Comments

hoyer announced that heyward will not be with the club next season.  it's been discussed by hoyer/heyward and hoyer wants heyward to prepare to go into the off-season knowing the situation.

I appreciate the heck out of Jason Heyward, the person. And this needs to be done regarding Jason Heyward, the baseball player and current occupant of a 40 man roster slot. Thanks for the leadership and for what you brought to the ball club and for giving me another data point in the mysteries of how one goes from a perennial 5-6 WAR player at age 26 to a barely 2.0 WAR player (in his good years) thereafter. Live well, Jason!

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In reply to by Dolorous Jon Lester

If you had asked me in the fall of 2015 if I'd have the Cubs overpay someone to the tune of 8 years and $184M if it guaranteed a World Series win, I'd scream YES, sprain both ankles and pull both hamstrings running to make it happen.  The contract was worth it for Heyward, a leader on and off the field and a player I deeply respect even if his on-field production never matched the earnings.  He never stopped trying, played great defense and made us proud to see him in a Cubs uniform.  Thank you for all you did for the team, Jason.  Best of luck next year.

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In reply to by Dolorous Jon Lester

Just a reminder that in the 2015 off season, Heyward had 2 other offers equal or greater than $184M/8 yrs. He was a 5.0.WAR player ($32m+/yr value) at 26 years old signed to an AAV of $23M/yr. 

Epstein did NOT overpay for him.

Obviously, it didn't work out completely to the Cubs benefit. Just quite a bit tired of his Salary constantly being brought up like a 'dig'.

i know some of you guys like the heyward signing, but they gave 23m a year for 8 years to a guy that was hitting 10-15 homers and 30 doubles with a .350 ob% for 3 seasons coming into this contract.

great D is awesome, but it's RF...we're talking about 2 chances a game on average (and that's rounded up).

i didn't like the signing, but i didn't think it would be this much of an anchor.  7 years, 184m, and a slash line of .245/.323/.377 in 2836 trips to the plate (assuming he's mostly done this season with playing time).

amazing it wasn't theo's worst contract.  my vote solidly goes to edwin jackson 4/52m who was a total disaster...and he got cut early, too.  at least heyward had a use even if he was grossly overpaid for that use.

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In reply to by George Altman

My objection to the Heyward signing (eight years - $184M - partial "no trade:" that would eventually morph into a full "no trade") was that Heyward would block RF for many years when two of the Cubs best prospects at that time (Jorge Soler and Eloy Jimenez) were rightfielders, and I thought the money coud be better spent. 

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In reply to by crunch

I try not to 2nd guess any moves made prior to November 2, 2016.  That being said, paying a premium for defense for someone who doesn't play a premium up the middle defensive position might not be a good strategy going forward. 

Also not sure I would say E-Jax was the worst signing.  If the goal was to tank and collect high draft picks then there were few better contracts than Edwin Jackson.

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In reply to by DavidP

it's not good.  it's not even average.  he's a below-average guy out there.

i dont think reyes belongs as a regular in LF/RF, but i don't think schwarber belongs in LF at all.  schwarber takes some of the weirdest routes i've seen since adam dunn (who had 0 business playing anything but DH, ever).  dunn is harsh...maybe BAL-era mark trumbo is more fair.

I hope the Cubs bring back Leiter next year.  I just love watching him blow leads, give up home runs and deflate whatever momentum the team is having.

nice game today.

tommorow the 20-games-under-.500 cubs go play in a damn corn field with the 22-games-under-.500 reds.

IT'S CORN TIME, YO.

The record is clear that crunch reacted to the Heyward signings along the lines of "We're spending all this money for a rightfielder who has never had an .800 OPS?" He was right. Yes, he gave The Speech, which helped a bunch of old guys like me to go to our graves having seen the Cubs win a World Series. But as soon as he started to block younger and better players, he had to go. I was glad to acquire him, at least, because, like John Lackey, he wouldn't be with the Cardinals. But, sadly, the time has come.

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In reply to by fullykräusened

we will always have "the speech"

that whole world series was great...an all-time game 7.  even the thankfully-short rain delay helped make it great.  any time a rain delay adds drama rather than dissapointment, that's a feat.

in the history of game 7 world series games, if that's not in everyone's top-3 i have no idea what they're looking for in a game.

k.thompson has finished his 12th red bull and he's ready to go.

reyes at DH again.  wisdom at 1st again.  morel at 3rd because okay...wish.com mczobrist playing 2nd

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  • George Altman (view)

    Well said, Crunch. Every point is spot on perfect. And even if Ricketts allowed Hoyer to go all the way to the next AAV Level ($257M), it's $4,000,000!! For one damn year. He's got $80M+ coming off next year. Wonder what Blake Snell on an opt out deal would do for Cubs playoff chances this yeat. It's absolutely maddening and I too am exhausted from fans defending billionaires. Just stop.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    AZ Phil, what do you think the chances are that Jed makes a trade before OD?

    MLB Network today and Chicago Radio have both speculated as recently as yesterday that Jed will make a sizable move.

    They spoke about Alonso still and Bieber from Cleveland. 

    Social Media thinks JD Davis from SF might work now (I think we have that RH/3B/DH spot covered though).

    I wouldn't mind a SP like Bieber (he's in his last year of his original deal). Hendricks scares me. He's not the ground ball guy he used to be. He'd be lucky to have a sub 5 ERA in my opinion. CLEV needs OF slug. Canario is available (not even going to think about ONKC, PCA or Jaquar here). Brennan Davis probably needs a new spot. Mervis could get a chance at their 1B gig opposite Naylor as their DH. Vazquez appears ready for a shot at MLB level ball. 

    Thoughts?

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Here are the pitcher reports from Sunday's Guardians - Cubs game at Sloan Park: 

    KYLE HENDRICKS
    FB: 86-88
    CH: 80-81
    SL: 79-80 
    CV: 74 
    COMMAND: Threw three innings and allowed three runs on five hits (three singles and two doubles), one walk, and a WP, and he struck out one (swinging)... one run scored in each of the three innings... command was off right from the gitgo (he hit two batters in the 1st inning!)... threw 52 pitches (33 strikes - six swing & miss - six foul balls) over the course of the three innings, so at least he got his pitch count up over 50 (he threw only 29 pitches in two innings of work in his first outing last Tuesday)...  

    HECTOR NERIS
    FB: 90 
    SPLIT: 78-83 
    COMMENT: Allowed a lead-off single but then induced an F-7 and an inning-ending 6-4-3 DP... threw 10 pitches (but only five strikes - no swing & miss)... FB velo was down a tick from his last outing and split was a bit off (strike throwing on FB must be better than 50% to get swing & miss on splitter)... 

    ADBERT ALZOLAY
    FB: 94-95 
    CT: 89-91 
    SL: 85-87 
    COMMENT: Allowed a lead-off single on a 95-MPH FB on his sixth pitch of the AB, but then retired the next three men in a row (P-4, 5-3, K-swinging on a SL)... Needed 18 pitches to retire the side (12 strikes - five swing & miss, including three on SL, one on CT, and one on FB)... 

    DANIEL PALENCIA
    FB: 96-98
    SL/CT: 88-90 
    CH: 86 
    COMMENT: Hurled a 1-2-3 6th inning (L-8, 6-3, P-6)... Threw only 50% strikes (12 pitches -six strikes - one swing & miss on a CH - two foul balls)...   

    EDWIN ESCOBAR
    FB: 93-94
    SL: 81-84
    COMMENT: 1-2-3 7th inning (4-3, K-swinging, 5-3)... 13-pitches (nine strikes - one swing & miss on SL - two foul balls)... FB has good velo but he doesn't get swing & miss with it, so he throws mainly his "plus" slider (which is his "go-to" strikeout pitch)... of all of the Cubs MLB ST LHRP contenders I have seen so far, Escobar is #1 (Luke Little's stuff is more electric, but he still has trouble commanding it and is clearly not MLB-ready)...    

    PORTER HODGE
    FB: 94-96
    CT: 91-92
    SL: 80-82 
    COMMENT: Pitched the 8th inning after the Cubs went ahead 4-3 in the bottom of the 7th... allowed a lead-off single on a 1-0 FB and a two-out single on a 1-0 CT, but he did manage to retire the side without allowing a run... struck out two (both swinging)... threw 19 pitches (11 strikes - five swing & miss - one foul ball)... stuff is plus but FB command comes & goes... 

    BRAD WIECK
    FB: 86-87
    SLOW CV: 67-68 
    COMMENT: Threw a 1-2-3 seven pitch (five strike) 9th (F-7, K-swinging on an 86 MPH FB, and F-9) to record the save... while he at one-time featured a mid-90's FB, a mid-80's SL, and a mid-70's CV, after enduring heart surgery in 2021 and TJS in 2022 the 6'8 250+ lefty has morphed into an EXTREME soft-tosser, complete with an "eephus" CV that would make Bill "Spaceman" Lee jealous... 

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Agreed, and with the way they've used him in the organization, I'd imagine he'd be fine with a mostly benchwarmer status; and at this point I don't know why Madrigal is still on the roster.......

  • crunch (view)

    you'd think a guy that could play 2nd and 3rd that has more pop than madrigal could at least get a shot at the team while they're busy paying him to be a multi-millionaire minor leaguer.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Are we able to orchestrate a giant nationwide conspiracy to convince Bote that all the games during the regular season are now also spring training games and don't count?

  • crunch (view)

    jebus...evidently it is ronnie woo woo.  i wish him health and happiness, but i've been over his main-character-syndrome for decades.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Fully agree with all of this too. Preach, crunch!

  • crunch (view)

    any time the wish-dot-com arizona version of ronnie woo woo feels like shutting up would be nice.

  • crunch (view)

    alzolay is f'n filthy...