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

27 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE (including the 27th man for second game of 4/20 doubleheader), eleven players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, one player is on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-20-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 14
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little (27th man)
Hector Neris 
* Drew Smyly
Jameson Taillon 
Keegan Thompson
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 7
* Michael Busch 
Garrett Cooper
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 4
* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

OPTIONED: 11 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Seiya Suzuki, OF

15-DAY IL
* Justin Steele, P   

60-DAY IL: 2 
Caleb Kilian, P 
Julian Merryweather, P
 





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Cubs @ Brewers: Game 161

Ian Happ brought the Cubs back with a solo shot before Chicago fell to the Brewers in an extra innings defeat. They had a strong chance to put up multiple runs in the tenth but couldn't collect a single hit to drive home Swanson and Morel from second and third. The Cubs go into their final two games 1.5 behind the Marlins and tied with the Reds. With disadvantage in both potential tiebreakers, the Cubs must win both remaining games and need two losses from the Marlins and one from the Reds--any other outcomes render the final game moot. 

Jordan Wicks takes the mound to start the most significant game of his young MLB career. He's exceeded expectations to this point, riding strong command, a nasty changeup, and a better than advertised curve to a 3.00 ERA and a four and one record in six starts. Wicks gets his chance against fellow lefty Eric Lauer. Lauer has gone four and five with a 5.48 ERA in 2023. This will be his first MLB appearance since May 20. He collected a win against the Cubs back in his first start of the season. He spent the bulk of this season recovering from a shoulder impingement issue that could explain his decline compared to the last few seasons.

Hang (by a thread) with us in the comments.

Comments

6-0 cubs lead to 6-5 in the 2nd with 0 outs.  very recent cubs...even some bad D thrown in to remind us what they've been like recently.

it's been this way all season, but it's a bit of a bummer how people don't fall for wesn's sweeper/slider thing like they were when he initially came up.  it's a hot pitch with youth all over MLB the past couple years...that's not helping things.

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In reply to by crunch

He's really fooling some righties with the inside fastball. Maybe it's more a matter of batters sitting slider.

I like his delivery less the more I see it. He does not look under control at all. But maybe I just think that because he often looks like he doesn't know where his pitches are going to end up.

it's officially over with game 161 in progress and MIA winning their game.  going for it was worth it and it was fun to watch.

CUBS 2023 PERFORMANCE BONUSES ATTAINED: 
Drew Smyly: $2M for throwing at least 140 IP (also $2M salary escalator for 2024)
Yan Gomes: $250K for starting at least 81 games at catcher 
Cody Bellinger: $1M for winning N. L. Comeback Player of the Year (still TBD but is a virtual slam-dunk)

Also note that if the Cubs exercise 2024 club option on Kyle Hendrcks that he will get automatic 10/5 "no trade" rights starting on June 26. 

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    pretty damn bold to let neris close a game after recent performances...nailed it, though.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Very much so. It was noticeable to us just watching, they definitely knew. Hopefully that’s a good sign and it won’t be long term.

  • crunch (view)

    ben brown out of the pen in the 7th.

    guess we now know his current fate.

  • crunch (view)

    for a good chunk of this recent streak you could obviously see he wasn't swinging as hard.  they gotta know that in the dugout, even down to the mph with how much stuff they track these days.

    his timing is kinda tuned into how hard he swings.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    That hand injury he’s nursing is killing him. And doing no favors for my fantasy team 

  • crunch (view)

    morel hits his 2nd hit in his last 10 games.

    2 hits in 39 PA (4bb)

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Won and lost 20 in the same year too. Quite a feat!

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    I agree, I watched a few innings of a Tigers game a few days ago and he does look like he’s put on a few pounds this year.

  • Cubster (view)

    Wilber Wood? 

    Started both games of a DH. Problem solved.

  • crunch (view)

    alright, i'm gonna take that on.

    hendricks as a closer...you obviously got started on 4/20 celebrations way before I did today.