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40-Man Roster Info
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
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* 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: 5
* Bryce Windham
* Michael Busch
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
NRI INFIELDERS: 4
* Dominic Smith
* Cody Bellinger
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
* Mike Tauchman
NRI OUTFIELDERS: 2
* Owen Caissie
* David Peralta
Spring Training 2023: Final Week (Series Thread)
With the first game if the 2023 season only ten days away, the Cubs have not yet solved for variables at third base, right field, the back end of the rotation, and in the bullpen. Follow along and discuss here as the Cubs make their final roster calculations before the counting stats start counting.
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?
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!
any time the wish-dot-com arizona version of ronnie woo woo feels like shutting up would be nice.
alzolay is f'n filthy...
i'm not even over here advocating spending like they're the yanks/dodgers. nor do i think they're criminally cheap. i feel like they've done good with the payroll in 2024 (so far), but i don't think they'd be financially squeezed if they threw another 20+ million at it...but i don't expect it.
the whole idea of this team barely scraping by while they've monetized the entire neighborhood based upon the product on the field isn't a narrative i'll entertain.
since the 1980s, buying a professional sports team is about it's increasing value and the ability to borrow against the asset...no one's trying to make rent or get fed on the operating revenue profits. even teams with terrible owners that neglect the team benefit from this.
Dolorous Jon Lester (view)
With you crunch. I find the defense of owners among fans baffling.
hendricks with 2 HBP in the 1st...yow.
it keeps me up at night and destroys my will to live to imagine the Ricketts family only making 20-30m a year rather than 40-60m a year off the Cubs.
it is absolutely not fair at all to consider all the real estate and advertising they've put up all over Wrigleyville that also brings money that isn't assigned to the team revenues.
i'm 110% sure those rooftops they bought would bring in tons of revenue even without the Cubs playing baseball there. $70-$100 a seat to watch the Chicago skyline from a roof for 3 hours...no brainer, team not needed...it's just a great place to hang out for a few hours and a reasonable price to do it.
it would be nice if they could get a TV network. they could take the local games off of free local TV...maybe further monetize it by charging locals $20 a month to watch the games if they don't have cable. they should get on that.