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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 @ Marlins: Series Thread (Games 25-27)

The Cubs take their first 2023 road trip to the east coast. There, they will meet the 13-13 Marlins for a three-game series. Call-ups from Iowa Velasque and Killian get their early season auditions, with Velasquez already having made a notable first few appearances. Bellinger returns from paternity leave, hopeful to resume his recent power surge. See below for matchups.

Game 25, Friday, April 28, 5:40 pm central

CHC: RHP Marcus Stroman (2-2, 2.17 ERA)

MIA: LHP Jesus Luzardo (2-1, 3.62 ERA)

Game 26, Saturday, April 29, 3:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Caleb Killian (0-0, -.-- ERA)

MIA: RHP Edward Cabrera (1-2, 4.91 ERA)

Game 27, Sunday, April 30, 11:05 pm central

CHC: LHP Justin Steele (4-0, 1.19 ERA)

MIA: RHP Bryan Hoeing (01, 9.82 ERA)


hosmer not in the lineup vs the jesus lizard, lefty...good.  bellinger back, velaz DH'ing.

torrens DFA'd.  e.rios lives another day to not work for a living.  he probably gets the gatorade powder mix to water ratio just right so they keep him around on the bench.

yeah...velaz aint going anywhere any time soon.  start making plans to break your lease in may/june e.rios...

we are going to be so spoiled with middle IF defense over the next 4 seasons...pending injury...

crazy watching these guys make it look so easy you can almost take it for granted that even difficult plays will be made.

what a terrible night for rucker to be terrible.  tie game, bottom 9th, single, hbp, hbp...hasn't hit a batter in 2 seasons and he gets a couple back to back.

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I fear Rucker suffers from Justin Grimm syndrome.

Excellent in low leverage spots. Great in medium leverage spots. Down 1-2 late? Cool. Up 1 in the 6th? Great. Tied in 7th but 7 8 9 coming up? He’s your guy. All this make the stats look really really good. But game on the line late? Can’t handle it. 15d (left knee inflamation)...kilian up and starting saturday.  also, taillion threw a pen session today.

okay, about done with kilian.  wild pitches, multiple pitch clock violations, multiple HBP, can't throw anything but his fastball for a strike...hits...runs...yeah.  1st inning still.

d.ross burns 3 players in a single AB...for an e.rios matchup.  let's see how this one works...  it's his first action since april 22nd.

uggg.  this is one of those games that hurt.  start from many runs back in the 1st, so close to getting tied over various innings, slowly chipping away at the lead, still fell short.

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.