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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 4-7-2024
 
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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 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

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Maybe we’re watching a different Bellinger. To me it looks like he’s alternately flailing at the ball or severely undercutting it.

    I understand that Hendricks isn’t pitching effectively and very likely won’t regain form. Fine, let’s write him off. It’s not a good situation but not season threatening. Throw him on the DL, bury him in the bullpen, spot start him, whatever. There are plenty of young arms to be a fifth starter.

    If Bellinger fails to regain 2023 form and reverts to 21/22 what is the answer? I can tell you that PCA and Canario look nowhere near ready offensively.

  • George Altman (view)

    Bellinger is the last hitter on this team I'm worried about. Same with Hoerner. Hitting is 100% different than someone asked to perform 25-30 games per year. Hendricks can't locate and his pitches don't have the same late movement thru most of his last 15 starts. Unless you're watching a different Kyle. Think about what that $15m would have offered the bullpen. 

  • 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.  part of the big money is the short risk of having the loot tied up.  the cubs had it to spend in the window of the contract he signed, even if he sticks around all 3 years.

    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 and whoever's playing 1st/3rd, 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, luck of where the ball is hit, 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.