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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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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

  • Cubster (view)

    per Tribune: Suzuki MRI results pending from yesterday so we should get a timetable for return later today.

  • crunch (view)

    suzuki says he injured his oblique running to 1st, not swinging.  okay.  it's gonna be that kind of 2024 cubs year, huh?

    i would say that's good news compared to screwing it up swinging, but i'm not familiar with the recovery time of people screwing up their oblique by running.

    right side is at least different from his left side oblique injury last year.

  • crunch (view)

    5 IN A ROW!

    hack wilson, ryne sandberg, sammy sosa, christopher morel, and michael busch.

  • Cubster (view)

    A bit more Jewish take on one of my favorite Cubs, Kenny Holtzman. His 9-0 season while serving in the National Guard and being available to pitch on weekends was one of my coolest teen recollections. 

    https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/388554

  • Cubster (view)

    Suzuki out with oblique strain. Canario indeed is called up. No word on Morel so that might be a red herring (or a red digit).

    AZ lineup is posted but Counsell is always late to post his lineup.

  • crunch (view)

    You have to C it! (tm)

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Best hitter: IL with oblique strain

    Second best hitter: hasn’t looked the same since jamming his right hand during a swing

    Third best hitter: playing through a sore hammy

    Best pitcher: IL after one start 

    Second best RP: IL after 1.5 weeks

    Noice 

  • crunch (view)

    suzuki 10d IL.

    right oblique strain.  ow.  that's generally more than a 10d thing.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Seiya on IL with an oblique strain

  • crunch (view)

    cooper and morel are on the field doing pre-game stuff so it's not them...