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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 vs. Atlanta: Series Thread (Games 110-112)

The Cuns knocked the Reds out of first in the central, taking three of four and outscoring Cincinnati 46 to 24 in the series. They are now 2.5 behind Milwaukee as Atlanta comes into town to complete the seven game homestand. The energized squad, reinforced by Jeimer Candelario but down one Marcus Stroman, will be tested against the NL best Atlanta team. See below for matchups.

Game 110, Friday, August 4, 1:20 pm central
ATL: LHP Max Fried (2-1, 2.08 ERA)
CHC: RHP Kyle Hendricks (4-5, 3.49 ERA)

Game 111, Saturday, August 5, 1:20 pm central
ATL: RHP Bryce Elder (8-2, 3.18 ERA)
CHC: TBD - ​​​Hayden Wesneski probable [Edit: Unlikely!]

Game 112, Sunday, August 6, 1:20 pm central
ATL: RHP Charlie Morton (10-9, 3.62 ERA)
CHC: LHP Justin Steele (12-3, 2.65 ERA)


from an article in the Athletic by Patrick Mooney (paywall)…

“Once top pitching prospect Ben Brown (lat) comes off the injured list at Triple-A Iowa, the Cubs will likely begin converting him to the bullpen to see how his stuff might play in shorter bursts at Wrigley Field.”

It's been done successfully before. Recall, that is how Wainwright was used when he first got to StL. "Wainwright made his MLB debut on September 11, 2005, and spent the rest of the season as a relief pitcher. The next year, he briefly assumed closer duties, saving the series-clinching games of the 2006 National League Championship Series and the 2006 World Series over the Detroit Tigers."

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In reply to by Cubster

Ben Brown fueled Visons of SugarPlum fairies dancing in my head.


Wiki on the 2006 Cards:

All this led to a difficult season, despite that quick start, one that included two eight-game losing streaks (the longest such streaks for the franchise since 1988) and a seven-game losing streak, losing months in June, August and September, and an 83-78 record, the worst for the Cardinals since the 1999 team finished 75-86. However, that record was still good enough to finish first in a weak National League Central. On the season's final day, the Cardinals made the playoffs for the sixth time in the last seven seasons, edging the second-place Houston Astros by a game and a half. Once the playoffs began, the lightly regarded Cardinals surprised baseball fans everywhere by beating the San Diego Padres in the four-game Division Series, beating the New York Mets in the seven-game NLCS, and beating the Detroit Tigers in the 2006 World Series four games to one

Some commentary on the bullpen. Might make sense regarding a Ben Brown audition. Too bad Keegan Thompson lost his mojo this year.

Jordan Bastian from mlb pipeline: “One layer of risk involves workload, though. Merryweather is at a career-high in MLB innings already and has not thrown this much since 2017, when he was a starter in the Minors. Alzolay is carrying a heavy load after missing most of ‘22 due to injury woes.”

Giving up 6 extra base hits in an inning is, ah, something I didn’t expect to see today. Run Differential Correction gods weighing in hard today. 

so now we're going to waste wesn on this shitshow game?  are they really going to go with a lesser option or a f'n bullpen game tomorrow?  probably be assad for no good reason...geez...THIS game is an assad game.

Keegan got rocked last night. Two quick outs, then a single & back to backers. Threw strikes at least. PCA still looking for his first Triple A hit.

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In reply to by Charlie

cubs finish the season with 4 games @ATL and 3 @MIL.  no matter what happens between those 7 games, the last 7 are a gauntlet.

if the cubs are still in it for those series i'll be happy.  if they make it until the MIL series and things still matter, very happy.  if they actually win it, division or wildcard shot, extremely happy.

at this point i just want to be entertained.  baseball is an entertainment product and it's nice to actually care in august after the last 2 seasons where it didn't really matter before the all-star break rolled around.

i really wish they would have snagged a significant pen arm.  having alzolay go 1.1 - 1.2ip in somewhat close games more than rarely isn't a great thing.  3 innings left for ATL to bat and JD + boog + most of cubs nation are expecting to see alzolay go more than 1 inning.

MIL + CIN lose...cubs win!  13 wins in the last 16 games.

I was hoping to get at least one win against the Braves - this is great!  Play a three game series against them in Atlanta at the end of September, best case scenario they’re resting regulars for the playoffs.  Last three games of the season are In Milwaukee. 

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  • crunch (view)

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  • crunch (view)

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  • Bill (view)

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  • crunch (view)

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  • 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. 


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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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