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40-Man Roster Info

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

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, ten players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, three players are on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-7-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 13
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

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

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

OPTIONED: 10 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Alexander Canario, OF 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Keegan Thompson, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Patrick Wisdom, INF 

15-DAY IL: 3
Julian Merryweather, P
* Justin Steele, P  
Jameson Taillon, P 

60-DAY IL: 1 
Caleb Kilian, P 


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Cubs @ Pirates: Series Thread (Games 150-153)

With only three series remaining in the 2022 season, the Cubs travel to Pittsburgh to play four games against the Pirates. See below for pitching matchups.


Game 150, Thursday, September 22, 5:35 pm central

CHC: RHP Hayden Wesneski (1-1, 2.30 ERA)

PIT: RHP Mitch Keller (5-11, 4.03 ERA)


Game 151, Friday, September 23, 5:35 pm central

CHC: RHP Javier Assad (1-2, 3.86 ERA)

PIT: RHP Bryse Wilson (3-9, 6.07 ERA)


Game 152, Saturday, September 24, 5:35 pm central

CHC: LHP Wade Miley (1-1, 3.48 ERA)

PIT: RHP Johan Oviedo (3-2, 3.69 ERA)


Game 153, Sunday, September 25, 12:35 pm central

CHC: RHP Adrian Sampson (2-5, 3.35 ERA)

PIT: RHP Luis Ortiz (0-0, 0.84 ERA)

Comments

that's 3 starters no one would guess would be 2022 MLB cubs starters and a 4th that was supposed to be traded mid-season.

bit surprised and pleased that a.sampson hasn't given up 100 or so homers in his 88+ innings.  maybe he can be 2023 alec mills.  speaking of, i hope this team is done with alec mills.  we got sampson, assad, kllian...they can do long + spot start + injury...

i'm ready for the off-season.

s.suzuki's paternity leave extended and he's been put on the restricted list.

he's expected to be back some time within this series with PIT.

wesn Ks 3 on 9 pitches...immaculate inning.

4th in franchise history...latroy hawkins had the last one.

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In reply to by JoePepitone

ive integrated my life into the internet rather deeply for someone that doesn't mix internet and "real life" at all.  i like keeping the separation even though i'm deeply involved in both "worlds."

wife has her kindle, i have multiple computers in multiple rooms.  we both spend a lot of time together and on "our devices."

i'm on the internet a lot, but it's not most of what i'm doing with my time.  i puke out thoughts and go do other things.

Hey, it's time to spin the Mark Leiter, Jr. Wheel of Fortune!  Where will the spinner stop?!?

crazy amount of "small ball" being played since the break by the cubs.  a lot of it very recently.

i can't recall the last time i've seen the cubs bunt and hit/run so much.

Pujols #700 !!!!!!

yeah, the big reason he's done it is because of his long contract and the sunk cost...but wow...700.

still no s.suzuki...maybe tomorrow.

nico available off the bench.

also, i know options are sketchy and 2022 is a partial audition for 2023...but i don't wanna see z.mckinstry hitting leadoff, or even a starter option going into 2023...

don mattingly and the marlins have "mutually agreed" to part ways at the end of the season.

i thought he would hang out with the team forever or something.

the whole franmil reyes situation seems to be sorting itself out.

bat has been dead for quite a while.

weird seeing him play RF today.  he did it poorly, as expected, but nothing terrible.

Kyle Schwarber hits 2 HR's today, now at 42. Phils inching ahead of the Brewers in the final wild card slot. WSox eliminated today in a week of epic failure. Kris Bryant goes a whole season as a Rockie without a home field HR. Nagging injuries are no fun.

9 games left in the season, starting tuesday.

3 vs phillies, 6 vs reds (back-to-back, 3 home then 3 on the road).

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    bellinger looks good swinging a bat. 

    he will never be worth his current paycheck, but if his market was 20-25m rather than 25-30m he would have been courted by teams other than the cubs, even with the loss of a draft pick for other teams on the table.

    hendricks can't throw his curve worth a damn anymore.  he couldn't last year, either.

    if the ball is hit hard enough to go past nico/swanson, there's going to be a lot more of this.  great defense bailed him out last year and it will have to bail him out this year.  if the hits are hit "where they aint"...or 10000mph through the infield....we're going to see more pain.  hendricks entire value is based on his health and the quality of defense behind him while he throws his fastball and change.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Lets’s not forget that Bellinger is one year removed from two plus years of performance that looked a lot like what he looks like right now. As I mentioned, there are several answers for Hendricks. I think as the finest armchair GM’s in the sport we need to turn our hand wringing more in the direction of Bellinger and what we do if we get the 2021/2022 of him as was  always a possibility when we signed him.

  • Charlie (view)

    I think the difference is how much credence people give to each player's success in 2023 compared to their preceding struggles and current small samples. 

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Kind of wondering why we have so much focus on Hendricks and nothing is being said about our $25 mm man who currently sports a line of .191/2/10 with an OPS of .631? Hendricks impacts every fifth game while Bellinger, who is supposed to be the cornerstone of the offense, impacts every game. The Hendricks situation is really much less serious - he can always become the purveyor lost causes, brought in in hopeless situations or blowout wins in order to preserve the pen, or even as an opener since he seems to be ok the first time through the lineup. Bellinger, on the other hand, is a much more serious concern. He has been every bit as ineffective as Hendricks and the team is far more reliant on him to perform. Yes, it’s early in the season and Bellinger could break out of it. Then again, as ineffective as he’s looked, so could Hendricks - he’s done it before.

  • George Altman (view)

    That would have been perfect. Jed really misplayed this......badly.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    GEORGE A: As you probably recall, back in November after Stroman opted out I was hoping the Cubs would sign Yamamoto and re-sign Bellinger and Candelario, non-tender Wisdom and Madrigal, and not sign any high-priced FA relievers. I actually thought the Cubs picked up the Hendricks option in order to trade him if they were able to sign one of the noteworthy free agent pitchers (and then they signed Imanaga). So I kept waiting for the Cubs to trade Hendricks, but it looks like it's too late now...

  • George Altman (view)

    Would you agree/disagree, Phil, that picking up his $14.5m option with Stroman opting out was a bad Jed decision?

     

    Would any team be willing to pick up any portion of his salary?

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    The Cubs would not have picked up Kyle Hendricks 2024 option or signed Hector Neris if Marcus Stroman had not opted out.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    After a poor first outing, in his last three appearances at AAA Keegan Thompson has put up a 5.0 IP, 1 H, no runs, two BB, and six K line, and he has been throwing two or three innings at a time.

     

    So I believe Keegan Thompson gets the call up, especially if the Cubs don't want to transfer Julian Merryweather to the 60-day IL until his timetable to return is more clear.   

     

    Also, I suspect the Cubs would like to keep Hayden Wesneski stretched out as a SP.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Keep in mind that pitchers who are optioned to the minors during Spring Training or on Opening Day must remain on Optional Assignment for the first 15 days of the MLB regular season (thru Thursday 4/11 in 2024) unless the pitcher is recalled to replace a pitcher who is placed on the IL (as happened when Ben Brown was recalled to replace Justin Steele and Daniel Palencia was recalled to replace Julian Merryweather). 

     

    And the reason Jose Cuas was optioned on Thursday (an off day) without a corresponding roster move until the next day is because MLB clubs are permitted to have either 25 or 26 players active up until September 1st (clubs MUST have 28 players active at all times beginning on 9/1) and there is a (very slight) cost savings to go with 25 players instead of 26 players on an off day (the difference between an MLB salary versus minor league split salary).

     

    Also, if he is on the MLB 26-man roster for at least 167 days in 2024 Jose Cuas is likely to accrue enough MLB Service Time  to qualify as a "Super Two" for salary arbitration post-2024, but not so likely if he is on Optional Assignment for twenty days or more.