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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 @ Yankees: Series Thread (Games 57-59)

The Cubs and Orioles were rained out and the Cubs take Thursday off as well. A rested squad will take on the Yankees in New York. With all pitching matchups currently TBD, game times only listed below.

Game 57, Friday, June 10, 6:05 pm central

Game 58, Saturday, June 11, 6:05 pm central

Game 59, Sunday, June 12, 12:35 pm central


STL lost and MIL is tied.  if MIL loses their game the cubs could gain a half game on a day off.

hahaha...j/k,  woo, not trying to compete sure is fun.

107 games to go.

tony larussa called for the intentional walk of trea turner today...on a 1-2 count with 2 outs.

freddy freeman was on 1st and was totally confused it was happening...asking his 1st base coach "what?"

anyway, max muncy immediately hits a 3r homer.

i'm not much for "manager magic" being as important as any player put on the field, but that manager signing was stupid as hell.  last night larussa hit leury garcia 1st in the lineup...a guy with a .193 ob%

it's like he's trying to get fired.

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i never really got that because, like it or not, it was formulated.

speed leads, low-K contact hits wasn't a mystery it was going to happen.  the GM knew it, the team knew's happening.  give him neifi, guess what.  give him r.cedeno, guess what.  *shrug*

he's evolved from that since WAS/HOU, but he was what he was.

c.fraizer DFA'd.

stroman to 15d IL with right shoulder inflamation.

rucker and rivas to AAA.

miley activated.  gomes activated.  c.martin activated.  villar activated.

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In reply to by crunch

Clint Frazier had a $100K roster bonus that would have kicked-in on Monday with more potentially down the line, so the DFA is not a surprise. 

The Cubs could have just as easily transferred Michael Hermosillo to the 60-day IL to make room for Chris Martin on the 40 and then they would have been able to keep both Hermosillo and Frazier around for a while longer, but they clearly wanted to axe Frazier at this particular point in time. 

miley 15d IL...rucker up

madrigal sitting with a groin issue, may or may not IL.

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In reply to by crunch

Seems to me that the IL (and other "inactive" lists) has had more than the normal amount of activity this year than usual. I remember years with a lot of pitchers going down, but there seems to be a high number of position players getting listed this year also. 


5ip 7h 0bb 4k...6 of 7 hits were solo homers.  rizzo finally got one off the cubs...g.torres got one, too (2nd off the cubs, career).

this was an embarrasment even if the yanks are a team of hired gun sluggers.  swarmer was left in to simply give the pitching a break.  swarmer should have been removed after the 4th with the cubs down by 3, but he got sent out for a 5th to give up 3 more homers and a couple really deep fly-outs.

swarmer gave up 3 homers in the 12 innings before this...9 homers in 17 innings.  ow.  he's always been hit/homer-prone, though.  hard to keep going through the lineup as a starter when your pitch mix is heavy on 2 pitches and you're not randy johnson.

looks like suzuki is gonna be out a while...…

“It’s just going really slowly,” Cubs manager David Ross said Saturday before the Cubs played the Yankees. “He wants to be back in there bad. But the finger doesn’t look great. It’s really stayed almost status quo.”

Cubs president Jed Hoyer is on the trip and said that he planned to meet with Suzuki and the medical staff to determine what to try next.

103 to go...

k.thompson has been really sketchy the past 3 games with his command/control...esp the last 2.

new lineup...

morel - happ - contreras - morel - happ - contreras - morel - happ - contreras

if one of them is on base when their AB comes up, then they advance home to score a run automatically and then take their AB.

as for the pitching rotation...

wait, can d.robertson pitch every inning of every game?

schwindel pitching.

3rd time we're having a position player pitch this year and it's not even the all-star break.

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    thomas hatch is going to fight ham in japan.  he was on PIT's 40-man.

  • crunch (view)

    morel played somewhere besides 3rd and SS...he got 8 innings in CF, 2 putouts and an assist.

  • crunch (view)

    ryan flaherty new cubs bench coach.

  • crunch (view)

    bellinger wins comeback player of the year.  the AL winner was liam hendricks and his 5ip before he got tommy john...setting himself up for a 2025 shot at the award.

  • Bill (view)

    I hope that Perlaza goes on to have a successful career.  On most Cubs teams prior to the current administration, he would have been one of their more highly ranked prospects.  As far as the others are concerned, one or more may well go on to be much better than expected, but unfortunately there is no way to tell which one at the present time.  You can't keep everyone.

  • crunch (view)

    s.gray signs with the cards...3/75m

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Another one of the nine Cubs post-2023 Rule 9 minor league 6YFA has signed, as RHP Carlos Guzman (acquired from the Tigers for Zack McKinstry at the end of Spring Training) signed a 2024 minor league contract with the Mets. 


    So RHRP Yovanny Cruz (SD), C-INF P. J. Higgins (CIN), and now Carlos Guzman (NYM) have already signed 2024 minor league contracts with new MLB organizations, and OF Yonathan Perlaza is headed for Korea (Hanhwa Eagles).

  • crunch (view)

    ...and back to 3rd for another game.  at this point i'm gonna hang back and when/if he actually plays 1st then i'll find it notable.  i am glad he's playing a good amount of 3rd, though...give the club one more good look at him there.  shrug

  • crunch (view)

    morel played SS last night (no errors)...hit a homer and a double.  he's got 2 of both in 19PA.

  • crunch (view)

    e.escobar was throwing 95-97mph on his fastball in 2023.