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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 4-12-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 13
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
Keegan Thompson
* 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 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
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 @ Phillies: Series Thread (Games 44-46)

The Cubs' offense tallied seven walks and thirteen hits, but pushed across one too few runs to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Astros. They fly into Philly with a record of 19-24. Nico Hoerner is expected to return to the active roster this weekend, and Cody Bellinger remains listed day-to-day after injuring his knee following a leaping catch at the wall in Houston. The 20-23 Phillies are coming off four losses in a row and have sunk to fourth in the NL East. See below for matchups.


Game 44, Friday, May 19, 6:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Marcus Stroman (2-4, 3.24 ERA)

PHI: LHP Ranger Suarez (0-0, 6.75 ERA)

The Cubs take advantage of a Thursday off and roll their rotation back to the top without a fifth starter. Stroman got knocked around in Minnesotat and allowed seven earned runs without reaching the third inning. He'll reset and look to get more of that contact directed to the infield dirt.

Suarez made his MLB debut way back in 2018 but started for a whole season for the first time in 2022. He's had strong showings the last two years, proving to be an effective groundballer. This will be his second start of the season.


Game 45, Saturday, May 20, 3:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Jameson Taillon (0-2, 6.66 ERA)

PHI: RHP Aaron Nola (3-3, 4.53 ERA)

Taillon made his second start since returning from the IL and was not permitted to reach the fifth inning. He struck out only one batter in 4.2 innings pitched and allowed seven hits in that time.

Staff ace Aaron Nola is in his walk year having already been a key contributor to the Phillies going back to 2015. He's made nine starts so far. His fastball is down a tick and he's striking out far fewer opponents than usual. He has yet to see a scoreless start.


Game 46, Sunday, May 21, 12:35 pm central

CHC:  LHP Justin Steele (6-1, 2.44 ERA)

PHI: TBD

Houston was unkind to Cubs pitchers, and for once Steele was not the exception. He took his first loss of the season having allowed five earned runs on five hits and a walk in six innings. The outing was more unfortunate than a bad one. His overall performance continues to be strong. He matched a season high eight strikeouts while walking only one.

Comments

phillies gonna start t.walker vs cubs sunday on 3 days rest...threw 40 pitches and didn't last through the 1st inning last time out.

taillon loads the bases with 0 out in the 1st...crazy.  i considered his signing a hell of a steal at 4/68m.  hope this straightens itself out...

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In reply to by crunch

I wonder if the Taillon signing was with the thought process of trading Stroman this year, and maybe even Hendricks and/or Smiley? I just would have put in mutual options for years three and/or four, but hindsight is 20/20.......

morel hits homers.  7 in 10 games.  dude should be a lock for 110+ homers a season if they play him everyday.

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In reply to by crunch

Once Bellinger comes back (prayerfully soon), Morel should be the DH/3B exclusively (I would even argue he has the potential to be better defensively than Wisdom), and then spell Swanson and Hoerner on their days off; so no more Madrigal, he should really be DFA'd and traded to someone who want to give us a little something to ease Jed's ego, so he doesn't have to admit targeting Madrigal was a mistake. This Zobrist fantasy being forced on Morel is just ludicrous, like when they decided to 'unlock' Killian, when he was straight dealing, and now look............

hendricks got up to 82 pitches today...6 innings, 5h, 6k, 0bb, 1 run...should be ready for the bigs now.

morel hits homers, blah blah blah...cubs still out there losing games.  this is getting old.  2-7 road trip...

Recent comments

  • Bill (view)

    Bringing him up does risk exposing him to MLB pitching, and would kill his trade value if he fails.  But if he shows he can hit MLB pitching, his trade value would soar far beyond what it currently is as someone with only failure at the MLB level.  

    If he continues to hit in the minors, the Cubs would be foolish not to bring him up and see what he can do, especially since they could really use a left handed power hitting DH.  They can give their regulars rest with actual days off, rather than wasting them at DH.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Since the Cubs have put there faith in Busch as their long term first baseman and he has done nothing but justify it, because Mervis is first base only, and because the Cubs don’t seem to want a full time DH I can’t see them bringing up Mervis. His greatest value comes via trading him as part of a package, and bringing him up only risks him being further exposed as a 4A type player.

    That said, either way, it is all wonderfulness if he keeps tearing it up in triple A. So go Matt go!

  • crunch (view)

    masterboney and wisdom are the 2 guys i'd most be worried about their jobs, but initially it's most likely going to be wisdom and cooper holding things down until some bat in AAA (or maybe AA) makes one of wisdom/cooper expendable.

    defensively, masterboney is expendable with this current roster.  both starting middle IF'rs are above average SS and morel/madrigal can both play a very competent 2nd or cover 3rd (madrigal D advantage at 3rd over morel).

    offensively, you could either point to masterboney's 0 hits and 1 walk in 8 PA or the fact he's only had 8 PA over 13 games.  he's the least used bench option with 1/2 to 1/3rd the PA's of anyone else on the bench.

    wisdom isn't a great 3rd base option, but a good enough 1st base option.  once things get settled out, i imagine wisdom and cooper (both righties) will be playing with mervis in their rear view mirror.

  • Charlie (view)

    Cooper is a fine platoon option, but he shouldn't block anyone who is really ready.

  • Eric S (view)

    And Busch just tattooed another HR

  • crunch (view)

    it's going to be hard for the cubs to keep mervis in AAA if he keeps hitting like he's hitting.  3 homers (2 tonight) and 5 doubles in 12 games with a .341/.426/.659 slash.  K's are a little bit high, but not alarming...about 1/4 of his PA.

    that said, there's no place for the guy with the current team construction.  the vulnerable guys are cooper, wisdom, and masterboney....and out of those 3 there's only room for 2 before adding more names to the mix.

    matt shaw also tearing up AA pitching, but his season is a bit behind mervis's in games played.

  • crunch (view)

    morel (who's playing with a finger injury) rang the hell out of his hand earlier in the game on a broken-bat foul and showed visible discomfort.

    i wouldn't be shocked to see morel get a day off tomorrow.

  • crunch (view)

    hicks 1st HBP of his career happens with the bases loaded.

    pure cubbery.  you're a real cubs major leaguer now dude.

  • crunch (view)

    i hate hope left, but i like the cubs got m.busch and have him under club control through 2029.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    If somehow the Cubs could have kept Zyhir Hope (traded to the Dodgers in the Michael Busch deal), the Myrtle Beach Pelicans outfield by mid-season would have been Preciado-Hope-Rosario LF-CF-RF, which would have been as good as any in the Carolina League.