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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 vs. Brewers: Series Thread (Games 118-120)

The Cubs return to Wrigley to play spoiler to NL Central foes, the Brewers. See below for daily matchups.

Game 118, Friday, August 19, 1:20  central

CHC: RHP Keegan Thompson (9-5, 3.67 ERA)

MIL: LHP Aaron Ashby (2-10, 4.24 ERA)

Game 119, Saturday, August 20, 1:20 pm central

CHC: RHP Marcus Stroman (3-5, 3.96 ERA)

MIL: RHP Freddy Peralta (4-3, 4.21 ERA)

Game 120, Sunday, August 21, 1:20 pm central

CHC: LHP Justin Steele (4-7, 3.43 ERA)

MIL: RHP Brandon Woodruff (9-3, 3.53 ERA)


f.reyes with his 2nd triple with the cubs.

time to bat him leadoff and have him steal some bases.  maybe have him patrol CF.

My daughter and her family live in view of Miller(!!) Park, and I have enjoyed many tailgates at (my opinion) the most drunken ballpark I've been at. (Mixed feelings there).  Still, I want Milwaukee to win the division and get eliminated in the playoffs. 

not really feeling girardi in the booth so far.  pre/post-game show or something, maybe, sure...but booth...meh.

it's not terrible, but it's a bit dry for a color guy.  he's like a half-asleep ron coomer.

it is crazy how many younger people got into baseball during the pandemic.

i am seeing a whole lot of late teens and 20-somethings at games all over the country.  there's a whole lot at today's game in all parts of the park.

baseball cementing new fans from casual to dedicated.  nice.

ow...wisdom jams his fingers into the ground and sandpapers them across the dirt on a slide home.  he's hurt...hopefully nothing broken.

fun game.  cubs tie in the bottom 9th, 10th, and 11th.

contreras wins it with a walk-off single in the 11th.

only his 2nd career walk-off hit.

this was an extremely fun game.  5th win in a row.

Rob Zastryzny called up by Mets, once upon a time he was a Cub. Gotta love all the y'all and z's.

wisdom out for a while, getting xrays on left hand (fingers)

also, k.thompson to the 15d IL (lower back tightness).  a.espinoza up.

it's starting to look highly likely that only 1 cubs starter has a shot at 150ip this year (j.steele).

can't blame SP injuries for the 2022 cubs woes, but it didn't help.

steele has 41.2ip more innings to reach 150ip and 8-9 more starts to do it.  that's not a sure thing.

pujols pinch hit single today.  absolutely on fire since the all-star break.

22 for 49 with an ob% just under .500...7 homers, 3 doubles.

8 homers away from 700 career.

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.