Cubs MLB Roster

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

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, plus eleven players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors and three players are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 6-15-2024

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PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 6
David Bote
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 5
* Cody Bellinger
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

OPTIONED: 11
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
Jose Cuas, P
Brennen Davis, OF
Porter Hodge, P 
Nick Madrigal, INF 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF

15-DAY IL: 3
Yency Almonte, P
Ben Brown, P 
* Jordan Wicks, P 

60-DAY IL: 3
Adbert Alzolay, P 
Caleb Kilian, P
Julian Merryweather, P


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Minor League Free-Agents

Cubs vs. Mets: Series Thread (Games 47-49)

The Cubs return to Wrigley to begin a nine-game homestand sandwiched between a pair of days off. The 25-23 Mets will be their first visiting team. With Atlanta pulling away from the NL East early, the Mets look to be jockeying with the Marlins and Phillies to see who else can stay in contention for a playoff spot. See below for the matchups.


Game 47, Tuesday, May 23, 6:40 pm central
NYM: RHP Kodai Senga (4-2, 3.77 ERA)
CHC: LHP Drew Smyly (4-1, 2.86 ERA)


Game 48, Wednesday, May 24, 6:40 pm central
NYM: RHP Tyler Megill (5-2, 3.88 ERA)
CHC: RHP Marcus Stroman (3-4, 3.05 ERA)


Game 49, Thursday, May 25, 6:40 pm central
NYM: RHP Carlos Carrasco (0-2, 8.68 ERA)
CHC: RHP Jameson Taillon (0-3, 8.10 ERA)

Comments

let's keep doing power-hitting suzuki.  i mean, i'm only expecting 25+ homers in a full season, but it was feeling like 10-15 was more realistic for a while.

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In reply to by JoePepitone

sometime last year i got suspicion by writing here using capitals at the beginning of sentences for multiple posts and people wondering if i had been hacked.  in reality i was busy writing proposals and reports at work and the bad habit of proper syntax and grammar spilled over into my internet posts.

masterboner playing 3rd and hitting 2nd...hitting 2nd...wtf...we got nico "neifi perez" hoerner leading off still...

the hottest cubs hitters...suzuki 5th, morel 7th (DH), mervis 8th

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In reply to by crunch

Jed/Ross/the Computer love them some left/right lineup balance

But that's crazy. Mastrobuoni and Tauchman get more ABs for this game than Morel?

How do you justify that?

I like having Dansby in the 3-spot. I've been clamoring for that. But I wanted Happ and his OBP in the 2-spot in front of Swanson. Not Mastrobuoni. 

And they really hate Morel's defense. They won't give him a chance at 3B. His CF isn't good enough for them. 

I guess teach him how to pitch while he DH's. Find some usefulness for that arm of his.

I am going to play the role of party pooper.  Once the league adjusts to Mr. Morel's all or nothing approach, he might end up at Iowa before the season is over.  Remember Morel's debut last year?  He was on base 22 straight games to start his career.  After that, stagnation and regression.  He is fun to watch at the plate right now, but I would not want him in the box with the game on the line. 

As for DH, he can field at 3B, but his throws to 1B are an adventure.  His OF defense is poor with tracking the ball and decision making.  Morel is best at 2B and at the bottom of the order.  Think of him as a carnival ride:  Great fun for a short time that gets old the more you ride.  Morel is the kind of player Cubs fans loved decades ago when there wasn't much to celebrate except individual players and their personalities.   I will root for Morel and enjoy the HRs until it's wanes and another "can't miss" prospect arrives.  So is the life of a Cubs fan.

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In reply to by crunch

Anyone who reads my comments will know I'm not a Madrigal fan. From watching this game a long time and the business that surrounds this game, the next step for Madrigal's Cubs tenure will be a DFA. If any of the 29 other teams had interest in Madrigal a trade would have happened by know. I can't imagine the value anyone would see in a .575 OPS, 62WRc player who can only play 2B - and barely a 45 rating there.

it's another team, but speaking of possibly getting DFA'd/cut...how the hell is Miggy (DET) still getting ABs or even a roster spot.

legend, yes.  but he's not only ineffective, he's legit dead weight that hasn't shown at any time during the first 1/3rd of the season he has anything left to contribute on the field, or rather the plate since he's dead weight that can't even contribute anything with his glove.

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In reply to by crunch

Although I suspect MLB would not want to do this, using run differential as the primary tie-breaker for qualifying for the post-season might make a team think twice about using a position player a pitcher in a blow-out. 

And for bottom feeders / non-contenders, using run differential as the primary tie-breaker for determining draft slots (with the team with the better run differential getting the better draft slot if one or more teams are tied).

I'm not saying using position players as pitchers in a blow-out still wouldn't happen, but a manager would have to at least consider other options. 

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In reply to by Arizona Phil

they gotta leave the fans with some whimsy...well, they've established they don't...

 

but c'mon...mark grace doing a mike fetters impersonation and giving up david ross's first MLB homer...let the fans have something quirky.  we got 162 games to sit through.  can't be out here just remembering the wins.

Recent comments

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Totally agree.......

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    My gut feeling is that this was supposed to be the season that the rebuild was to be finished this year, especially given the idea that the Brewers had taken a significant slide backward in talent.

    Unfortunately, the players who were thought to be the cornerstones - Bellinger, Suzuki, Happ, Hoerner, and to a lesser extent, Morel - have all underperformed to greater or lesser extent, with Bellinger being the only one who is even close to this point. Given the parity in the division and league to this point, had two or three of those guys performed even up to their career expectations we might be looking at the season from a very different perspective. Without significant improvement in these guys it feels like we’re back in rebuild, but in a much better position in terms of prospects to begin the rebuild than we were in 2021.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    I suspect if you asked Hoyer / Hawkins about the Candelario trade, and they were candid in their reply, in hindsight, from the Cubs front office POV, the problem with the Candelario trade was that they traded prospect capital for a short-term rental, instead of going bigger with more and even better prospects to solve the 3B problem long-term. At least I would hope that is the lesson that was learned. 

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Agreed. The main question for me is: would the core of the team in its current iteration be considered something that just needs to be added to, and then we're contenders; or are we still in the middle of a rebuild, just prayerfully toward the end phase? Because if we're still in a rebuild, selling last year and seeing what we had in our current prospects would have been the way to go; but if the front office felt we had a contendable core that just needed some tweaking, then going all in and acquiring significant bullpen help and a few bats for the lineup would have been the way to go. It seems that riding the fence is where the front office is right now: either bite the bullet and continue the rebuild, or bite the bullet and switch to contender status. Where is our mindset? The off-season this year and last year showed, to me at least, that the front office believes we're still in a rebuild; a lot of their moves felt almost obligatory, to try and convince the fan base that they're not still in a rebuild............

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Agree both with your assessment and with the strategy assuming you are on point. The prospect capital they have will be much more wisely spent on off season big league upgrades rather than mid season rentals. That said, let’s not get too crazy with concept. Ideally, package some of the underperforming veterans and some of the redundant prospects for potential big league upgrades.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    It is interesting that when the Cubs traded Jake Slaughter for Tyson Miller last month, they were trading a slow-developing 27 year old infield prospect (Slaughter) for a slow developing out of options 28 year old RHRP prospect (Miller) who still had prospect status (as defined by Baseball America) when he was acquired by the Cubs. 

    T. Miller is under club control through 2029, and he lost his prospect status with Baseball America just a few days ago when he reached 50 career MLB innings pitched. 

    So the Slaughter / T. Miller trade was actually a "prospect for prospect" deal when it was made.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Phil: Completely agree, upgrading the roster and targeting positions of need is paramount (or if some sort of best player available can be had at a price where it would be considered a win), this is the best way to go, irrespective of buying or selling; this is where that internal scouting that was discussed about the other day will be crucial, no to mention pivitol.......

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Agree with you on this. I thought at the time they would have been better off selling as well. But this isn’t the old Cubs fan base of “lovable losers”. After two years of obvious tanking combined with lack of honesty to call it what it was the fan base would have screamed bloody murder had they not made some kind of move and, as bringing in rentals go, the Candelario deal was a decent one.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    I suspect the Cubs mindset right now would be to use their prospect capital to trade for long-term controllable assets that are better roster fits going forward, specifically targeting a catcher and a third-baseman. 

    This would not be a trade deadline or a contender buy / non-contender sell thing. It would just be upgrading the 26-man roster for 2024 and several years going forward, whether the Cubs were on pace to win 90 games or lose 90 games, doesn't matter. 

    The Cubs have prospect capital (both Top 100 and system depth) that is matched only by the Orioles, and they really need to start spending it while the top prospects are still top prospects (that is, before some of them become "suspects"), and while the system is still deep enough to withstand a bit of a hit. 

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    They didn’t. Herz wasn’t even a top 10 prospect in our system at the time of the trade. He came into yesterdays start with an ERA over 6. Let’s pump the brakes on that trade being a disaster