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59 players are at MLB Spring Training 

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full) 
19 players are MLB Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI) 

Last updated 2-6-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 22
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
* Shota Imanaga
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

NRI PITCHERS: 11 
Colten Brewer 
Chris Clarke 
Carl Edwards Jr 
* Edwin Escobar 
* Richard Lovelady 
Sam McWilliams 
* Thomas Pannone 
Ethan Roberts 
Cam Sanders 
Riley Thompson 
* Brad Wieck 

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

NRI CATCHERS: 4  
Jorge Alfaro 
Pablo Aliendo
Joe Hudson 
* Bryce Windham

INFIELDERS: 9
* Michael Busch 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

NRI INFIELDERS: 3 
David Bote 
Matt Shaw 
Chase Strumpf 

OUTFIELDERS: 7
Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

NRI OUTFIELDERS: 1 
* Owen Caissie  
 



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Brewers @ Cubs: Chacin vs Quintana (Game 163; NL Central Tie-breaker)

MIL (95-67): RHP Jhoulys Chacin (15-8, 3.56)
CHC (95-67): LHP José Quintana (13-11, 4.09)
First pitch: 12:05pmCST

Quintana gave up 2 ER in 5 innings and had a no-decision against the Pirates on Friday. He's 4-1 with a 2.17 in six starts against the Brewers this season, including 6.2 scoreless innings on September 11 at Wrigley. The Brewers are 63-310 (.203) against him. Moustakas is 12-46 with 3 HR, and Yelich is 1-11.

Chacin won in St. Louis his last time out (5 IP, 1 ER). He's 2-2 with a 1.59 in four starts against the Cubs this season. For their careers, they are 32-32 (.242) against him. Murphy is 8-20 with 2 HR.

Let's go Cubs!

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Is this ESPN's 3rd string TV crew?  Joking about suicide.  Using antiquated idioms.  Lame.  Mute.

rizz!

For the Brewers to win the division it will take 8 straight wins, 5 on the road, and 4 of those road games against the top two teams in the division.

I have trouble feeling heartbroken about this as Milwaukee earned every bit of it and I would have happily taken 95 wins at the beginning of the season.  

Meanwhile, if the Cubs can't win 1 of 2 at home against hte top teams in the league, they wouldn't be going far in the playoffs anyway.

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In reply to by blockhead25

Agreed. Though this is on a completely different cosmic scale from 1969 (which I remember well, sigh), the point is that the Cubs weren't bad-- the Brewers were really good. My one quibble is that the Milwaukee fans don't support the team the way they should. My daughter lives a few blocks from Miller Park, so we get up there a couple of times a year, and about three weeks ago, we watched a game there (Chacin pitched), and there were maybe 20,000 empty seats. I realize it's a smaller market, but for years I've been joking that if the Brewers won the division, they'd be on Page 7 in the Sentinel, after "Aaron Rodgers has a hangnail in Week 4." 

Going out on a limb here, but I presume when the opposing team’s #8 hitter has twice as many hits as your team, things generally are not going well. 

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In reply to by Ryno

and maddon put kintzler in yet again...again...again...

i get that he's a ground ball pitcher, but putting him in a game with men on has been a disaster.  when you look the numbers he's actually earned independant of that, it's probably not a good idea to put him in anyway.  he does a good enough job without help putting other team's runs on the board.

hey, we got 2 guys on...put in the dude that's allowed 26 hits and 9bb in 17.1ip

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In reply to by crunch

I'm so confused as to why Kintzler is the goat of the game in this thread?

Cubs have no bullpen and a horribly inconsistent offense.  Wilson really put the Cubs in a huge bind, but he's been overperforming expectations all year so I can't fault Maddon for that.  Milwaukee's team is built for a tie in the 6th inning.  The Cubs aren't.

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In reply to by blockhead25

he's had a few weeks of cubs history of being put into games, especially important games, with men on base and screwing it up.

he got put into a game with men on...the guy with the 2.00+ whip and 7.00+ era as a cub.

it's more like...oh look, kintzler is here to give up some runs.  oh look, he's giving up runs.

i don't think he was the key to the loss today or even the worst thing to happen, but seeing him come into a game with men on got old many games ago.

2016 really has changed my perspective.  Much calmer about losing this year.  I wonder when that will fully reset.

Do we care who wins Dodgers/Rockies?

This is backwards thinking, but I'd rather lose to the Rockies then lose to the Dodgers.  Perils of living in Los Angeles.

How many games have the Cubs scored just one run on a solo homer?  We can rip the the bullpen but that's not what really lost the game.  2 runs over 4 innings isn't great, but its not imploding either.

I tip my hat to the Brewers, feels like they earned it moreso than the Cubs choked it way.  Hopefully Dodgers and the Rocks go 18 innings followed by an unplanned plane landing. 

Just back from the ballpark. -- very strange to see the Brewers and their fans celebrate like they just won a playoff series (i.e. eliminated the Cubs), when the Cubs have a playoff game tomrorow and the same 2 teams could begin a series Thursday.  Weird vibe.  Also, losing sucks

the COL/LAD game has d.ross and r.sutcliffe in the booth.

i would just like to bring up one more time how much ESPN sucks.

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In reply to by crunch

crunch,  I was out on my daughter's front porch watching my 3-year-old granddaughter on her scooter, but I could see the game on their TV through the front door. I was glad to be able to not hear the commentary. What dreck. I' m so spoiled by Pat Hughes, one of the greatest radio play-by-play announcers, and even by Jim DeShaies-- "Should we call Contreras Aaron Burr, because he gunned down Hamilton?" 

looks like COL is going to be playing the cubs...and they got their best pen arms fresh.

s.oberg was the only guy worth a damn they used today and he only threw 8 pitches.

"Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said Monday that Ichiro Suzuki will be given a chance to win a spot on the team's roster for their March 20-21 series in Japan versus the Athletics.

The Mariners and A's will be allowed to have 28 players on their roster for the two-game set overseas"

neat.

Cubs beat Kyle Freeland and Rockies 3-2 earlier this season at Wrigley. Unfortunately much of the offense was Addison Russell.

Haven't been here in awhile, just thought I would check in on what the knowledgeable fans are thinking.

My only thought is that this team over the last few years is a bit like the Terminator character (the second one, the dude who gets buried by nitrogen). 

I always think they're dead. Then, boom! 

Brewers this offseason did something Theo didn't: Picked up Yelich and Cain. In the same damn day. I hope Theo has figured out his line up isn't quite as good as he thought. 

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In reply to by Old and Blue

Cubs scored 60 fewer runs this year

OPS dropped from .775 to .745

K's was the huge issue last year, and the Cubs only struck out 20 fewer times...while walking 50 fewer times.

Yes, of course it is ultimately the players...but a big deal seemed to be made when Davis came in, and people were singing his praises after the first two months.  Just don't see that he helped the team with basic approach at the plate and let the wheels come off.

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In reply to by blockhead25

Chili was supposed to be all about using the whole field and not worrying about launch angles and such, which presumably would lead to a more consistent offense.  The Cubs scored one or zero runs in 39 games -- second only to the sub-50 win Orioles, who did it 40 times.  The last 2 games were the epitome of the season -- 10 runs Sunday, 1 run Monday.   

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In reply to by billybucks

Not really a blame the coach guy but Chili should be nervous.  Cubs offense has been inconsistent and the Red Sox really took off without him.  Although that may be more a result of Cubs not having a healthy Kris Bryant and the Red Sox adding JD Martinez.  Wish I had time/ability to dig up the stats, but it feels like a few big positive outlier games help prop up the overall average.  Maybe Fangraphs can do a report on gap between average and median offensive output? 

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In reply to by Old and Blue

Huge regressions from Russell and Contreras in slugging percentage, which I think helps explain some of the offensive decline. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) they are both superior fielders, so we had two spots in the lineup that were essentially useless all season. I am not saying either player or Chili is to blame. Only pointing out that the Cubs received offense from positions that historically are not offensive positions in previous seasons and didn't this year.

42 scheduled games of baseball in 43 days.  That certainly did the Cubs no favors.

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In reply to by billybucks

I am vehemently on the other side of the argument, billybucks.  I don't care how simple or slack your job is, one day off in six weeks is a recipe for bad production.  Wouldn't be allowed in some places I've worked. 

In matters more to hand, the last time the Brewers played 10 straight days was coming out of the All Star break.  They played 9 straight end of August to early Sept.  Six days a week with every Thursday off since.

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In reply to by Jackstraw

I defintitley see your point.  Clearly it would have been better to have a more normal schedule. But, every player had days off, and, I mean, as I said,  it's baseball.  These are not medical residents pulling all-nighters working in the ER.  I just think the narrative became a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy, with Joe and Theo and Jed publicly complaining about it.  

Since June my mantra was they were not going deep in the Playoffs. W/o a bullpen, it is impossible these games as the 1-0 0r 2-1 wins arent gonna happen. 95 wins was truly remarkable. But, the Brewers are much more set up to succeed in the tourney. I expect them in the WS.

Recent comments

  • George Altman (view)

    Cody Bellinger  - 3/$80 with opt outs each year. Now, LFG!!

    Per Jeff Passan

  • crunch (view)

    ump's zone almost all game was really small.

    nice to see b.davis do something decent.  him, stumpf, and bote hit homers.  bote generally owns spring before settling into his role as a highly paid minor leaguer.

  • crunch (view)

    smyly didn't look great in the 1st, but the ump was squeezing the zone a bit too tight.  some of those called balls should have been strikes.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Phil, is CJ healthy enough to have a shot at the opening day roster?

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Agreed crunch. I feel like the team could have taken themselves from “has a chance at the division” to “definite division favorite.”

  • crunch (view)

    yeah, i like the team.

    my main complaint isn't that they won't be competitive, rather that they could be even more competitive given their resources.  there's still time to add on, and they have 10s of millions to do it without going past their self-imposed limitations.  whether these limitations should exist or be way more flexible is up for debate, but we have what the owners give the front office to work with.

    some of the sites doing wins predictions have CHC at or just below STL for taking the NL Central.

    it's also nice knowing if some of the kids expected to break with the team don't work out, there's a good amount of kids near-MLB ready to hedge some of the failures...a few non-roster vets, too (peralta/d.smith/cj edwards).  no guarantees, but it's nice to have around.

    i feel good about 2024 even without additions, but i'm still expecting an addition until the "Boras 4" are off the market.

    if the cubs we see today are the cubs we get going into opening day, i will be disappointed, but i still think they got a shot at the playoffs.

  • Charlie (view)

    My takeaway from the first Spring Training game of the year: It's really refreshing to have a slew of exciting young players in a season that should not be a total punt at the MLB level. It's been a while. 

  • crunch (view)

    cease has a 8m deal and 2 years of club control.  he wouldn't be cheap.

    dunno if the rumored talent given up is worth it, but if the wsox want a return on cease there's no time like now considering the very low 2024 price tag.

    the cheap price incentive for a full year vs. mid-season addition seems like a wash in potential return.

    wicks could immediately slot in as a starter on most teams.  also, the cubs already have a couple of solid lefty starters slotted in for at least the next 4 years.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Mully and Haugh Chicago Radio says that folks within Cubs front office now believe a Belli ddeal will get done. Also, White Sox wanted to see Wicks, Mervis and Vazquez today for a possible Cease deal. 

    That can't be real. But, the Sox have been overpricing Cease.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Most of you have probably seen the game, but for anyone who might have missed it here are the Cubs pitcher reports from Friday's Cubs - White Sox game at Sloan Park... 

    JORDAN WICKS
    FB: 91-93 
    CT: 88-90 
    SL: 80-81 
    CH: 78-83 
    COMMENT: Threw 1.2 IP (40 pitches - 23 strikes - six swing & miss) and mixed-up his pitches well... FB velo went down a tick in his second inning of work... looked a bit fatigued in second inning... allowed two hits and no walks and struck out one... gave up an oppo-field line drive solo HR to a AA RH hitter on a 92 MPH FB... should have easily finished off second inning but made careless error on weak tap in front of mound on his 24th pitch of the inning with catcher running and then made another error trying to grip the ball to make a throw to 1st (only one error was charged of course)... he just looked gassed as he walked off the field...  

    HUNTER BIGGE
    FB: 95-98 
    CH: 87-88 
    SL: 81 
    COMMENT: Faced one batter (strikeout looking) to finish second inning... 8 pitches (5 strikes - no swing & miss)... showed high velo FB but couldn't command secondaries... has had shoulder issues off & on in minors... throws with infielder-type short-arm motion "out of his ear" (he was a two-way player -- 3B/RHP -- in college)...
       
    CALEB KILIAN:
    FB: 96-99
    CH: 84-86
    SL: 81-82 
    COMMENT: Threw two very efficient innings... dominant outing... needed only 24 pitches (16 strikes - six swing & miss)... 6 up / 6 down (K-swing on 98 FB, 4-3 GO on 98 FB, 5-3 GO on SL, 6-3 GO on 97 FB,  K-swing on 99 FB, and F-8 on SL)... held high FB velo in both innings (he was consistently sitting on 98 in both innings and he hit 99 once in each inning) and looked like he could have gone longer...  

    RICHARD LOVELADY
    FB: 89-92
    SL: 81-84 
    COMMENT: Your run of the mill generic FB/SL lefty reliever... had an easy 13-pitch (8 strikes) 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts (both swinging) on low 90's FB and a weak pop fly to CF...  

    JOSE CUAS
    FB: 92-94 
    SL: 81-83 
    COMMENT: Threw a scoreless inning (20 pitches - 15 strikes - four swing & miss, two on FB and two on SL)... although he did strike out two -- both swinging -- and threw 75% strikes, he had some difficulty putting hitters away (eight foul balls among his 20 pitches)... allowed an infield single that probably would have been a 6-3 GO if an MLB player was playing SS (Jefferson Rojas did not play the ball aggressively and he was a half-step too late with his "casual" throw to 1st base)... 

    THOMAS PANNONE
    FB: 84-85 
    CH: 82 
    CV: 70-73 
    COMMENT: Soft-tossing lefty who throws a LOT of mid-80's cutters and a very slow CV... 13-pitch (10 strike) 1-2-3 inning with one K (looking) on a cutter... got three swing & miss, all on cutters...  

    BAILEY HORN
    FB: 92-95 
    SL: 85 
    CV: 78-79 
    COMMENT: Threw an 11-pitch (8 strikes - two swing & miss) 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts (both looking)... broke three bats and induced some weak contact foul balls and a pathetic "mushy" pop fly(?) infield out that wasn't exactly a line drive and wasn't exactly a pop up either...    

    PORTER HODGE
    FB: 94-95 
    CT: 90-92 
    SL: 82-85 
    COMMENT: Threw a 21-pitch scoreless inning to finish off the game... surrendered a walk and a single but also induced a game-ending 6-4-3 DP... one strikeout (swinging) and that was his only swing & miss... he looked a bit uncomfortable on the mound (he seemed kind of hyper while warming up in the pen, too) and had major command issues with FB (threw only 8 strikes out of his 17 FB and went to ball three count on three of the four hitters he faced)... he would appear to be nowhere near ready for MLB and maybe not ready for AAA (yet) either...