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

Last updated 10-2-2023
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Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Brad Boxberger
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Tyler Duffey 
Jeremiah Estrada
Shane Greene
Kyle Hendricks
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Marcus Stroman
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

# Jeimer Candelario
Nico Hoerner
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom
* Jared Young

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

60-DAY IL: 6
Nick Burdi, P
Michael Fulmer, P 
Codi Heuer, P
* Brandon Hughes, P
Nick Madrigal, INF
Ethan Roberts, P

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Altuve Triples Up Rockies Twice at Riverview

Brayan Altuve smacked two triples, scored a run, and drove one in, Frank Hernandez drilled two singles, scored two runs, and knocked-in another, Wally Soto ripped an RBI single, walked twice, and scored a run, and Ed Howard singled, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, as the Cubs rallied late to edge the Rockies 5-4 in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game played Tuesday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

Francisco Garcia doubled and scored, singled, and walked twice, Dayan Jorge roped an RBI double, and Felix Tena contributed an RBI single for the Rockies (the Rocks had only five hits in the game). 

The game was pre-planned as an eight inning contest.   

Prior to the game, LHP Stephen Gonsalves, LHP Scott Kobos, and RHP Mathew Peters threw "live" BP on Field #5. Among the hitters were rehabbers Alexander Canario (who took Kobos deep over the LF fence), D. J. Artis, and Jose Escobar. As is the case with Jairo Diaz, Escobar is listed as a left-handed hitter at, but he is actually a switch-hitter.   

In EXST Cubs roster news, RHRP Daniel Palencia has completed his work in the Mesa Pitch Lab (he also pitched in three Cactus League Extended Spring Training games over the past eight days), and he has been assigned to AAA Iowa. (Keep in mind that Palencia is Rule 5 Draft eligible post-2023). 

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):  

1a. Alexis Hernandez, 2B: 1-2 (K, 1B, 2 SB) 
1b. Geuri Lubo, 2B: 0-2 (F-9, L-4)
2. Jefferson Rojas, SS: 0-4 (5-3, K, K, 1-3)
3. Ed Howard, DH: 1-3 (K, BB, K, 1B, R, SB)
4a. Anderson Suriel, LF: 0-2 (L-5, F-7) 
4b. Frank Hernandez, LF; 2-2 (1B, 1B, 2 R, RBI)
5a. Christopher Paciolla, 3B: 1-2 (1B, K)
5b. Christian Olivo, 3B: 0-1 (E-5, BB, SB)
6a. Jairo Diaz, C: 0-2 (K, L-6)
6b. Adan Sanchez, C: 0-0 (F-8 SF, HBP, RBI)
7. Wally Soto, 1B: 1-2 (K, BB, BB, 1B, R, RBI)
8. Brayan Altuve, RF-CF: 2-3 (3B, 3B, L-6, R, RBI)
9a. Ke'Shun Colier, CF: 0-1 (4-3, RBI)
9b. Ismael Mena, RF: 0-2 (6-3, F-9) 

1. Mason McGwire: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 4 K, 4 WP, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 61 pitches (31 strikes) 
2. Wilme Mora: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R (1 ER), 4 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 1 BALK, 2/1 GO/AO, 45 pitches (20 strikes) 
3. Zac Leigh: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 20 pitches (11 strikes) 
4. Wilber Rodriguez: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 29 pitches (14 strikes) 
5. Kenyi Perez: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 12 pitches (6 strikes) 

2B Geuri Lubo: E-4 (missed catch on SB allowed runner to advance from 2nd to 3rd)

1. Jairo Diaz: 2 PB 
2. Adan Sanchez: 0-1 CS, 1 PB 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the upper 90's 



"Just5 because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"


Thanks Phil!

I heard extended spring training is ending soon, is that true, and if so, do ACL and DSL games start soon?

Also, wondering if you think Suriel will be promoted to Myrtle Beach soon, and where you see Howard being placed after his rehab is over? (he seems to be playing really well, prayerfully it's onwards and upwards with him from this point forward!)

Recent comments

  • Sonicwind75 10/04/2023 - 10:38 am (view)

    Outside the box idea for 3b, Anthony Rendon.  Angels eat some of the contract but even then the prospect cost would be light.  Getting healthy and getting the hell out of the Angels organization could be a good change of scenery, bounce back candidate. 

  • Charlie 10/04/2023 - 10:51 am (view)

    A Bryan Reynolds CF and Christopher Morel LF outfield defense would be laughable in that Pittsburgh ballpark, though.

  • Childersb3 10/03/2023 - 10:46 pm (view)

    I understand this is a cost saving and control idea. But I wouldn't be happy giving up ONKC or Alcantara for Hayes and/or Bednar.

    I'm not saying they aren't good players. They are. They've never been "tested" with playing for a good team, but that isn't their fault. They produce good results. But not Jaguar and Big Red.

    Canario won't get to play for the Cubs, just like Velazquez, so he should probably go. Same for Mervis and Vazquez. Wesneski can get better but Bednar would certainly help us.

    But not to big power hitting OFs that are 21 yrs old and younger at AA already. I'm still holding out hope for the ONKC-PCA-Jag left to right OF. I'm just not giving up on that.

    Hayes for Morel kind of stings. I'd love for Morel to get a full year at 3B. Even if he failed there miserably, I'd like to give him a shot.

    Phil always comes up with common sense angles. This trade idea fills needs for sure and fills them with cost saving effective players.

    I'm thinking Morel goes to NYM for Alonso.

    We'll see what Jed cooks up.

  • Arizona Phil 10/03/2023 - 10:18 pm (view)

    It used to be that teams did not want to trade within their own division for PR reasons, but I don't see that with Ben Cherington in Pittsburgh or with Hoyer / Hawkins in Chicago, so the Cubs might target Pirates 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes and closer David Bednar.

    Hayes is a Gold Glove defender, a decent enough hitter (105 OPS+ in 2023), and he's under control at a VERY reasonable price ($8.75M AAV) through 2029 (with a club option for 2030). 

    Bednar is first-time salary arbitration-eligible post-2023 and under control through 2026. 

    One thing about the Cubs is that they can afford to overpay (which is what they would have to do to get both Hayes and Bednar) with a package consisting of a decent young MLB position player to replace Hayes in the lineup (like Christopher Morel, who could play LF in Pittsburgh) and prospects like outfielders Alexander Canario, Owen Caissie, or Kevin Alcantara (Pirates pick one, leaving the other two for the Cubs), a power-hitting 1B-DH like Matt Mervis or Haydn McGeary (Pirates pick one, leaving the other one for the Cubs), SS Luis Vazquez (who is MLB-ready but will never play SS in Chicago), 3B B. J. Murray (who could replace Hayes at the hot corner in Pittsburgh by 2025 if not sometime in 2024, and he obviously would be blocked in Chicago if the Cubs get Hayes), and an MLB-ready SP like Hayden Wesneski. 

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:02 pm (view)

    boog and glanville calling the PHI@MIL game on ESPN2.

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:59 pm (view)

    bellinger is my #1 want, but i fear he's the #1 want of many teams and will get crazy money + years, with the years being the big sting.  they need to replace bellinger's production if they don't get him no matter what position(s) played.

  • George Altman 10/03/2023 - 10:40 pm (view)

    I hope their top priorities are Bellinger, 2 RPs better than Fulmer/Boxberger (ideally 1 LH), and a 3B (Chapman my 1st Choice). That will put them right up to $237-257M AAV limit, but I don't see a playoff berth doing anything less.

    If they really want Alonso, Morel would be a good opening piece of that offer. 

    Unfortunately, Stroman will opt in ($23.7M) and Smyly ($11.5M) will be back. Steele, Taillon, Assad, Wicks will be rotation pieces. Would love a SP2 FA but don't see how they keep an effective offense and improve their bullpen while adding that.

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:03 pm (view)

    i cannot imagine getting a legit 3rd, whether signing or via trade, isn't the highest priority for the team.  it's almost obvious they don't see morel there.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 10/03/2023 - 10:19 pm (view)

    I’m just hoping they have an actual 3B next year so we don’t need to worry about the M boys, Bote, and P Whiffy eating all the 3B at bats next year.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 10/03/2023 - 10:13 pm (view)

    Willson was a OF/3B when we signed him too.

    On a less successful but still got to the show note, PJ Higgins was another college IF converted to C