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62 players are at MLB Spring Training
40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full)
22 players are MLB Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI)
Last updated 2-27-2024
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
* Jordan Wicks
NRI PITCHERS: 11
Carl Edwards Jr
* Edwin Escobar
* Richard Lovelady
* Thomas Pannone
* Brad Wieck
NRI CATCHERS: 5
* Bryce Windham
* Michael Busch
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
NRI INFIELDERS: 4
* Dominic Smith
* Cody Bellinger
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
* Mike Tauchman
NRI OUTFIELDERS: 2
* Owen Caissie
* David Peralta
Cubs @ Cardinal: Series Thread (Games 75-76)
The Cubs and Cardinals travel to London to show off the Great American Pastime across the pond. With extra days off to accommodate travel, the Cubs are able to line up their top starting pitchers and hold Drew Smyly for a potential relief appearance. See below for matchupa.
Game 75, Saturday, June 24, 12:10 pm central
CHC: LHP Justin Steele (7-2, 2.71 ERA)
STL: RHP Adam Wainwright (3-1, 5.56 ERA)
Game 76, Sunday, June 26, 9:10 am central
CHC: RHP Marcus Stroman (9-4, 2.28 ERA)
STL: RHP Jack Flaherty (4-5, 4.95 ERA)
Dolorous Jon Lester (view)
Fully agree with all of this too. Preach, crunch!
any time the wish-dot-com arizona version of ronnie woo woo feels like shutting up would be nice.
alzolay is f'n filthy...
i'm not even over here advocating spending like they're the yanks/dodgers. nor do i think they're criminally cheap. i feel like they've done good with the payroll in 2024 (so far), but i don't think they'd be financially squeezed if they threw another 20+ million at it...but i don't expect it.
the whole idea of this team barely scraping by while they've monetized the entire neighborhood based upon the product on the field isn't a narrative i'll entertain.
since the 1980s, buying a professional sports team is about it's increasing value and the ability to borrow against the asset...no one's trying to make rent or get fed on the operating revenue profits. even teams with terrible owners that neglect the team benefit from this.
Dolorous Jon Lester (view)
With you crunch. I find the defense of owners among fans baffling.
hendricks with 2 HBP in the 1st...yow.
it keeps me up at night and destroys my will to live to imagine the Ricketts family only making 20-30m a year rather than 40-60m a year off the Cubs.
it is absolutely not fair at all to consider all the real estate and advertising they've put up all over Wrigleyville that also brings money that isn't assigned to the team revenues.
i'm 110% sure those rooftops they bought would bring in tons of revenue even without the Cubs playing baseball there. $70-$100 a seat to watch the Chicago skyline from a roof for 3 hours...no brainer, team not needed...it's just a great place to hang out for a few hours and a reasonable price to do it.
it would be nice if they could get a TV network. they could take the local games off of free local TV...maybe further monetize it by charging locals $20 a month to watch the games if they don't have cable. they should get on that.
Finwe Noldaran (view)
Yes, more people need to understand that just because some owners may be making money hand overy fist, doesn't necessarily mean all are.......
Thank you Bill for your well written response to an on-going, misunderstood debate about salaries and wealth. Fans and tax payers are responsible for all revenue generated by sports teams. Scott Boras started this narrative years ago about team value justifies player salaries. Just once, I would like an owner tell Boras he will sell his team so he can pay the salaries of his players.
Sunday Tribune article interviewed Imanaga about the HR.
"Even though (the HR) happened, it was a good learning experience to try to figure out how that could end up being a single in front of LF, " Imanaga said through interpreter Edwin Stanberry. "It was an 0-1 count and I should have thrown the fastball a little higher. "I would like to work on throwing it higher in the zone or missing lower -- even if it's a lower pitch that would be a little bit better."
Seems like he has a plan and is working on both the approach and execution of each pitch.