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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, nine players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, three players are on the 15-DAY IL, and two players are on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-15-2024
 
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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: 9 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
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: 2 
Seiya Suzuki, OF
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. Pirates: Series Thread (Games 151-153)

Following a day off on Monday, the Cubs begin their final homestand of the season. They need to put a devastating road trip behind them, as they have only twelve games left to scratch their way to a Wild Card position. They begin the homestand in a virtual tie with the Cincinnati Reds for the last NL Wild Card spot. Mathematically, the division is still in play as they are six games back of the Brewers and finish with a three game set in Milwaukee. They'll begin six at home with three games against the Pirates. See below for matchups--such as they stand with the Pirates utilizing the element of surprise (and likely at least one "opener").


Game 151, Tuesday, September 19, 6:40 pm central
CHC: RHP Javier Assad
PIT: TBD


Game 152, Wednesday, September 20, 6:40 pm central
CHC: LHP Justin Steele
PIT: TBD


Game 153, Thursday, September 21, 6:40 pm central
CHC: RHP Kyle Hendricks
PIT: TBD

Comments

barring setbacks, candel is expected to return to the lineup "next week" and may return as early as this weekend.

Game under rain delay. 

I see umbrellas on the Wrigley Marquee webcam

Also, Madrigal to IL, Jared Young called up.

Young at Iowa:

In 90 games in Triple-A, Young has slashed .310/.417/.577, amounting to a .995 OPS with 16 doubles, 21 home runs and 50 walks.

5ip 3h 1bb 7k, 0r/er for c.horton in AA tonight (71 pitches)...a lot of swing and miss strikes, too.  dude is looking like a legit "sometime in 2024" option.

p.wisdom...still not a 1st baseman.  hope he can handle this infield's arms.  about time we got to see more of morel at 3rd.  hope he gets a few plays and i hope i don't regret wanting to see him get a few plays.

acuna (ATL) hit HR 38+39.  he's 1 away from joining the 40/40 club (though he has 66 SB).  he almost did it back in 2019 (41 HR, 37 SB).

last member was a.soriano (WAS, 2006).  he would be the 5th since j.canseco made it a thing back in 1988.

another outing by smyly where he's got obvious daylight between his foot and the rubber, not even cozy'ing up to the side/front of the rubber...they're really not calling this one the past few years.  to be fair, a lot of pitchers seem to be getting away with it.

canairo doesn't even need a PA to get an out.  dude just got p.wisdom out on an interference call while in the on-deck circle.

...then he gets his first MLB hit and RBI with a double.  neat.

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In reply to by crunch

That's going to make a fun first MLB hit anecdote. Has to be a first ever sequence of its kind.

It also seems like not really his fault on the interference. He would have really had to anticipate that developing to get out of the way. It kind of looked like Hayes saw him there and saw and opportunity to run into him, too.

morel DH, tauchman CF, and hopefully the last masterboney start at 3rd we'll ever see...i'll take wisdom's potential power over these singles-hitting ceiling hitters dross keeps marching out there because of a marginally better glove.

steele giving up 5 straight singles and tommy h on the phone with the bullpen as if the pen is ready to put in 5-6 innings of quality work.

Sucks for Steele, sucks for the Cubs. Hopefully the Cubs get right tomorrow and take the series. 
 

Edit: and if they choose to get right tonight instead and take the series, even better!

madrigal's hamstring strain is a grade 2 strain.  we probably won't see him anymore this season or post-season (if applicable) unless the team goes deep.

morel DH, tauchman CF, masterboney 3rd

imagine a world where a manager decides to put morel at 3rd and canario DH.  crazy, huh?

masterboney had 3 hits yesterday so we're stuck with him again today and probably for a chunk of what's left.

canario had a double and grand slam a couple games ago and he's riding pine again.

Dansby has to be dog tired or something. Other than the basket shot, it’s been a rough go for awhile. 

The question now, will the Cubs finish at or above .500?  They need 2 wins in the next 9 games.

suzuki gets HR #20.  he joins bellinger, moral, swanson, and wisdom with 20+.  happ has 19.

btw, the brewers have 1 guy (adames, 24).  they also only have 2 guys with more than 200 PA with an ob% over .340.

Recent comments

  • azbobbop (view)

    I can’t speak to how many organizations had newfound interest in Zyhir Hope but I did talk to a Dodger scout who told that the Ddodgers always had their on him. 

    I hardly think of my self as a “scout” but I saw a beautiful smooth left hand swing, easy power,  an aggressive base runner as in very limited action, a good defensive player. He certainly caught my attention, moreso than anyone else on the ACL team last year.

  • George Altman (view)

    Ditto. The can DFA him when they activate Taillon.

  • crunch (view)

    cade horton with his 2024 AA debut of 4ip 4h 0bb 4k, 1r/0er is followed up even better...

    4ip 1h 1bb 5K, 0r/er

    he's still on a pitch count restriction, btw.  he probably could have gone 6+ innings in both outings if he was off a leash.

  • crunch (view)

    okay, officially done with hendricks as a starter.

    dunno if counsell is there, but i'm there.

  • Bill (view)

    That pretty well sums up the situation.  Epstein, the media and the fans became obsessed with the concept of a "window of opportunity" that had to be taken advantage of before it closed.  Thus the trade for Quintana, and the trade of Soler for crap.

    The way to deal with a "window of opportunity" is not to sacrifice everything to win, but to extend that window.  Epstein knew that he was having his best players, Rizzo, Baez and Bryant in the same year, with Contreras the following year, at the same time that the pitching staff was growing elderly and on the verge of declining.  A responsible administration would have moved one of the ""core" two years earlier, and a second one the next year, in order to prevent the otherwise necessity of "tanking" when they left at the same time.  they had to know that there was no way they could have all been extended, and still leave room for growth.

    Other than the Dodgers and the Yankees, no team can maintain a consistent level of production without a consistent flow of high ceiling, low cost controlled young players coming up from the farm.  We have lived through the errors of the past, and hopefully have learned enough from them to prevent a reoccurance of it in a few years.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    I think it was pretty clear that practically all of “the core” was going to be gone after the 2021 season and that utterly gutting the farm system to chase a championship with the same guys year after year until they all departed wasn’t going to end well. That was talked about as early as 2017.

    I don’t think it’s hindsight to say they would have been better off from a sustainability standpoint trading some of those pieces for the best prospect packages available and introducing some of the kids. For example, I was hoping real time they would trade Schwarber during the 2016 offseason to an AL team as a DH when the DH was AL only. Fresh off being a WS hero he could have fetched quite a haul. But, alas, he was a member of the vaunted, untouchable “core”.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    What would have surprised me is the Dodgers, who have traditionally been outstanding in evaluating and developing talent, giving away Busch for nothing. They obviously saw something in both of the guys. Perhaps one or both will be future superstars.

    That said, the old cliche is that the level of competition increases ten fold for every level moved up. Ferris and Hope both have a long way to go. We’ll just have to wait and see.

    For now, I’m watching Busch put the team on his shoulders while the presumed offensive star of the team flails and doesn’t seem to have a plan beyond “waiting for the numbers to even out”. 

    I thought it was a good and fair trade at the time - a talented but surplus guy for the Dodgers that filled an immediate need for the Cubs in exchange for potential pieces of the Dodgers future - and I’m awfully glad Busch is a Cub.

  • First.Pitch.120 (view)

    Mostly agree, but I don’t think it was as much “unshakeable faith” as it was a series of unclear choices in the moment that have become obvious with hindsight.  

    The upside outcome for the coming year for any player was always much higher than the return on selling. It was like Texas Hold’em purgatory of having 4 to an A-K led flush…  impossible to get away from. 


     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    He works quickly too so all that happened in probably like 4 minutes 

  • crunch (view)

    as of now, zyhir hope is the dodgers #20 prospect on mlb.com (ferris #7).  he made 0 national "top 100" overall lists.  that may be a different story soon enough.

    if hope is not in the team top-10 by year's end i would be shocked.

    i don't know what happened between draft day and a couple months in arizona, but he got the attention of many organizations outside of the cubs when he showed up.