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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


Minor League Rosters
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Minor League Free-Agents

And now for your morning mindf**k: Cubs on The Score, Sox on 'GN?

Robert Feder (@robertfeder) writes this morning that the White Sox' radio contract is up for renewal, and WLS and WGN are vying for the rights against the incumbent, WSCR. Like the Cubs' new flagship, WBBM, WSCR is owned by CBS, and Feder says 'BBM's contract with the Cubs would allow them to move the Cubs over to WSCR if The Score can't retain the White Sox.

In other words, come next spring, the Cubs could be on The Score, and the 29th-best baseball broadcasting team on radio could be on WGN.

Related aside: the Cubs' move to WBBM hasn't detracted one iota from my enjoyment of, and interest in, this Cubs season. (I didn't think it would.) But does anyone else find it obnoxious that at all commercial breaks, WBBM reminds listeners that you can still "get your traffic and weather on the 8's" by switching over to BBM's all-news FM frequency?

If the Cubs weren't on board with their flagship station offering listeners a programming alternative at each and every break in the action, it wouldn't happen. To me, though, it's insulting to the Cubs brand.

And God knows over the years, the Cubs have done plenty on their own to get listeners to turn the dial.


780 is much easier to receive here on the other side of the lake. I am happy. But if they switch to 670, that's unfortunately the end for me and cubs radio.

I would love Cubs on 670. Already all day listen for sports talk, now they can cut the Sox post game and pre game crap. Ed Farmer is a lovable goof, don't mind him a bit.

"To me, though, it's insulting to the Cubs brand." the cubs brand, brought to you by whoever is paying the most for a particular chunk of it at any given moment. i think wrigley could use a 3rd jumbotron in CF...get rid of that giant piece of green plywood with numbers that's currently stinking up the place. maybe they could start green-screening ads on the ivy. think outside the box...put a ad bridge on the existing ad bridge...exponential revenue! i don't have a problem with what the cubs are doing, but they've slapped so much makeup on the pig known as wrigley field that they might as well have started over...maybe put a new park somewhere that's accessible without pulling teeth unless you take the train in. they can't seem to make up their minds whether they're selling an experience, selling winning, or just selling anything they can to anyone who bids the most money.

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In reply to by jacos

Been to Rangers, Astros, Red Sox and Cubs games in the past 3 years. Houston was the worse by FAR, I've been to kids video arcades with less flashing lights, siren, bells and whistles. Fenway was a cool place, but my gawd the fans. I love all the wicked hawd core fans who had to skip baseball (3-2 game BTW) to get beers so they could be back in time to sing Sweet Caroline. 8th inning, tying run on base, everybody is doing the wave. Plus multiple people made fun of me wearing a Cubs hat, "when ya gonna win a Warhld Series bro, it's all about the rings." Seriously, nouveau riche in championships are always the worst. Last Wrigley Trip (summer 2013) left a bad taste in my mouth. It wasn't the Wrigley experience I remember. No longer an escape from modern annoyances but without any modern amenities. Just a lame compromise. Rangers was hands down the best experience. Great facilities, modern but with a classic feel. The jumbotron, videos, music added instead of detracting from the experience. The gentle public shaming on the jumbotron when people tried to start the wave was an added bonus. The staff went above and beyond being friendly and helpful. An extremely fan friendly atmosphere but where baseball was still the central focus of the overall experience.

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In reply to by Sonicwind75

Interesting about Rangers Ballpark. Nationals Park would be okay for a day game during a power failure. I find myself pulling for the visiting team even when it's not the Cubs, just to oppose the scoreboard. Apart from the scoreboard and the circus-barker announcer: nice team, good food, fun Presidents' Race.

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In reply to by VirginiaPhil

Haven't gone to a Rangers game since Nolan Ryan split but they use to show the video clip of him beating the crap out of Robin Ventura as part of a fire up the crowd video. Sure beats the "everybody clap your hands" song played incessantly at Minute Maid.

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In reply to by QuietMan

cruddy draft class, especially highschool pitchers. cubs being linked so much to c.fulmer is bothersome...great stuff, but control + stamina aren't his strong suits. that said, there's not a lot to this draft class. the #1 overall expected picks (d.tate or d.swanson) aren't #1 overall type material. well, if a team needs a SS it's not that bad of a "woah" guys, though.

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  • crunch (view)

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

  • crunch (view)

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  • crunch (view)

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  • Bill (view)

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  • Arizona Phil (view)

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  • 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)

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  • crunch (view)

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  • Arizona Phil (view)

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