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37 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (three slots are open)

Last updated 11-17-2023
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Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman


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Cubs @ Nationals: Series Thread (Games 114-116)

Cubs face the Nats again, in a 3-game series in the U.S. capital. See below for daily matchups.

Game 114, Monday, August 15, 6:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Amrcus Stroman (3-5, 4.20 ERA)

WSH: RHP Josiah Gray (7-8, 4.81 ERA)

Game 115, Tuesday, August 16, 6:05 pm central

CHC: LHP Justin Steele (4-7, 3.63 ERA)

WSH: LHP Patrick Corbin (4-16, 7.02 ERA)

Game 116, Wednesday, August 17, 12:05 pm central

CHC: LHP Drew Smyly (5-6, 3.69 ERA)

WSH: RHP Cory Abbott (0-2, 5.94 ERA)


 Brennen Davis will return to game action this week in the Arizona Complex League, according to the Des Moines Register’s Tommy Birch.

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In reply to by Cubster

he probably would if they would let him.

i'm actually a bit disappointed, and a little relieved, we've not gotten the weird side of stroman that's been on display everywhere he's played except chicago.  i dunno if he's bored with being a media subject (often without trying to be one) or if he's aged out of it, but he's had a very quiet season with the cubs so far.

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In reply to by George Altman

i got no problem with it, either.  he seems to do better when he can be himself and not made a media spectacle while doing it.

it's not like he's out there doing anything bad, but he's found himself in the "news" for non-baseball stuff too often...nothing terrible that i know of.  he is very opinionated and vocal on social media and no one is 100% without controversy if you throw enough hot takes out into the world...still, none of it really terrible even when off-mark.

Where is JD? I can't watch because I'm blacked out of the game tonight but heard the highlight of Reyes triple. Feel like JD is on an extended break 

Hoerner is quietly having a heck of a season. The defense has been better than expected and there's enough pop there for the contact ability to carry him.

contreras was about to fight a fan...had to be held back (not full-on restrained or anything).  fan ejected from the game.

no idea wtf happened there...

Braves sign young star Harris to 8 year extension

 MEANWHILE THE CUBS... might have Steven Brault back from the Covid IL soon

Saw Davis tonight---soft liner to shortstop that became a double play when Ramirez lost the ball in the Sun, caught looking on a change and pop up to short left caught by the shortstop. Better news McGeary walloped a double to the wall and walked in his other two plate appearances. Ramirez 2-3 both hard hit. He is an awfully good hitter, the best here in AZ.

Recent comments

  • Childersb3 (view)

    AZ Phil, do you think Shaw can be a consistent .290-.300/25-30HR/90-100RBI hitter?
    Those HR totals are probably unrealistic but I'll keep them there for now.

  • crunch (view)

    i know it's still very early, but i'd like to go into the xmas-to-newyears part of the off-season with something more than...*checks list*...patrick wisdom avoids arbitration with a 1-year deal

    also, steven brault retired and was spotted at the winter meetings with a demo reel and making contacts trying to break into broadcasting (not a joke).  unless he's more optimistic than talented (we already know he can sing) he should make it one day because he seems to be very serious about it.

  • Cubster (view)

    I blame Jason Schmidt’s 3/44

  • Craig A. (view)

    Was all that stuff with the Blue Jays just to squeeze an extra $10 million/yr out of the Dodgers?  It's more than enough to cover his California income taxes!

  • crunch (view)

    unless he pitches into his late-30 that is gonna sting.  a 70m DH...ow.

    it's great to take care of 2 roster spots in 1 player, and i'm sure the team will cut into the pay with the amount of merch/etc he can sell just by being attached to the team....but yeah, i'm not mad the cubs didn't go that extreme.

  • WebAdmin (view)

    Shohei Ohtani to join Dodgers according to ESPN. 10 years for $700 m
  • Cubster (view)

    I'm getting the feeling that Todd Walker might be a Shaw comp. A valuable hit first player but limited albeit not awful on defense. Hopefully, he has more upside. Not a bad floor if Steve Garvey is his ceiling.

  • Wrigley Rat (view)

    AZ Phil - If that's the level of return, I would want NO part of that trade to Cleveland for Clase and Bieber. I have some faith that the Cubs have a strong plan for which prospects they will keep (even if they dangle them in trade talks) and which they will move, because they have plenty of solid prospects they can trade but they shouldn't be trading any of the ones they hope will be future core players. Some guys are redundant, so I hope they choose the right players to keep and the right players to move. It's always important for a team to know its own minor league players better than scouts from other teams (obviously), but I don't think that's always been the case for the Cubs and many other clubs. 

    Cubster - I watched an interview with Carter Hawkins a couple days ago where he said that although Morel hasn't gotten into any Dominican games at 1B, the Cubs did send coaches down with Morel to work on first base skills during practice. So he is developing those skills, whether the Cubs end up using him there or not will probably be dependent on a lot of factors including how those coaches think he looks at the position while training. 

  • tim815 (view)

    He could still play SS at Double-A, but Vazquez, Hoerner, and Swanson are much better defensively, arm strength or not. I'd be good leaving Shaw at SS with McGeary and Ballesteros around, but by the first of June (?), 1B might make sense in DM.

  • crunch (view)

    i have no reason to see a problem, it just seems like it's his most obvious reason to give pause on him at 1st.

    the cubs situation dictates 2nd/SS isn't an option.  his arm dictates 3rd isn't an option.  1st or CF seems to be his best path and he's only played CF in summer ball back in highschool/college...and of course PCA is a better + closer to the bigs CF.

    it's a lot safer to say he's made for 1st than it is he's made for 3rd.  even as a SS his arm is weak, and it's not like his glove is so great he needs to stay in the middle-IF.