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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 4-12-2024
 
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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: 10 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Alexander Canario, OF 
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: 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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Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Cubs @ Rangers: Game Thread (Game 3)

Jordan Wicks looks to pick up the 0-2 Cubs following an 11-2 loss. The lefty made six strong starts for the big league squad in 2023 and one disappointing outing to end the season. He generally met expectations, commanding the strike zone and mixing a respectable fastball with a great changeup. Having lost Justin Steele to a hamstring strain and then seeing Kyle Hendricks leave game two in the 4th inning, the Cubs would surely use a carrying performance from a starting pitcher. Wicks should benefit from the Rangers having never matched up with him before. 

Cubs hitters will be facing Jon Gray. Gray is on the third year of a four year contract with the Rangers. While he's never matched the hopes for him when he was drafted third, behind Kris Bryant, he's been a remarkably consistent mid rotation starter. He's maintained his mid to high 90s fastball over the years and has benefitted from getting out of the Colorado BABIP environment. He's also made his changeup a more prominent feature of his arsenal in recent years and has slightly imcreased his slider usage, in keeping with the league-wide trend. 

The Cubs will travel to Chicago for the home opener to start the week. Ben Brown debuted Saturday night and could be in line to make his first big league start in Chicago later in the week if they do not choose to skip a spot in the rotation.
 

Comments

errors and could-have-been errors that were counted as hits have played a big role in the first 3 games.

though there was only 1 error charged in the first 2 games, that was official scoring being -very- nice to the home team hitters.

bases loaded...and they send masterboney up to pinch hit.

is it 2023?  is that david ross with a mask on in the dugout?

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In reply to by crunch

So far Counsell has done a pretty good job imitating (vindicating?) Ross. Madrigal starting opening day, Smyly pitching in extras, Brown coming up in relief, Mastro PHing, etc. Which I think suggests some combination of the FO influencing decision making, and these decisions being generally not as dumb as people thought (unless Counsell is also dumb despite having hair).

watching the rangers blow the game in the 9th is some good baseball therapy.

cubs taking 1 of 3 with all the defensive miscues isn't that bad.  game 1 could have gone either way.

hopefully the cubs can handle a 4 run lead over the next 3 outs.

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In reply to by George Altman

one of the reasons i want(ed) a madrigal OR masterboney lineup is for situations like today.

bases loaded, counsell decided to go with a lefty option off the bench (to replace amaya, who was 2-4 on the day)...and that's masterboney.

team is carrying 2 singles-hitting bats with above average infield D.  they're redundant for the team's needs.

Mastrobuoni looks like he’s added some muscle and early in the spring he was driving the ball with some authority. Unfortunately later in spring and in his early at bats it hasn’t played out that way.

Let’s not forget how fragile Madrigal has been so the two of them probably won’t be on the roster together for very long anyway.

As of this AM, Opening day weather forecast at Wrigley on April 1st…

Temp 48 degrees, 50% chance of rain by 3pm (about the 5th inning). 

Been there, done that.

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    michael busch is not impressed.  3rd straight game with a homer.

  • crunch (view)

    holy f...that slider/sweeper ex-cub tyson miller has.

    the horizontal movement is insane.

  • crunch (view)

    morel with 2 high-quality snags at 3rd base in the 6th going to his right, a weakness of his (though not as weak as his throw accuracy).  both plays saving runs.

  • crunch (view)

    imanaga walks back to back batters to the first hitters up in the 6th.  he had 15 innings without a walk coming into the inning.

    he gave up his first run earlier in the game, but still hasn't given up an earned run.

  • crunch (view)

    mervis with another homer tonight...

    porter hodge made his AAA debut and got the win throwing a scoreless inning in relief...while walking 3 and K'ing 1.

  • crunch (view)

    morel in the lineup saturday and playing 3rd.  hand is obviously bothering him, but he's playing.

    tauchman gets the DH, because he's left handed or whatever...

    mlb.tv free game of the day, btw...

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    TIM: Yes. I would think so. It's not like anybody is blocking him there. 

    So if PCA, Caissie, K. Alcantara, Canario, and C. Franklin are the Cubs top five outfield prospects (and all five are definitely in the Cubs Top 30), then Alfonsin Rosario is # 6 (ahead of B. Davis, Roederer, Pagan, and Pinango) and is in my Cubs Top 30 (if not in the Cubs Top 30 at BA, milb.com, et al).

  • tim815 (view)

    Rosario as next to Myrtle Beach as a hitter?

     

    Thanks, always.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    I guess my point is that based on past performance, majors, minors and spring training would more likely than not cement the 4A reputation with a call up, particularly as a part time occasional player.

    If he tears up triple A other teams may have different thoughts even without the MLB experience. He lacks prospect pedigree primarily because of the system he’s in. Probably not the centerpiece of a trade but certainly a decent component.

  • Charlie (view)

    Agreed. Mervis lacks prospect pedigree, and he will likely carry the trade value of a suspected quad-A guy until he shows success at the MLB level.

    I also think the Cubs will show interest in a regular DH if it turns out they already have a guy who can fill that role well.