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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 Phillies: Series Thread (Games 77-79

The Cubs return from the UK to take on the Phillies at Wrigley. They'll enter the series 37-39, within striking distance of .500 and only a few games back in an NL Central that appears available to whichever team is hot at the time. The 40-37 Phillies, however, have a much tougher environment and find themselves 10.5 back in the NL East and near the back end of the Wild Card pack. See below for daily matchups.

Game 77, Tuesday, June 27, 7:05 pm central
PHL: LHP Ranger Suarez (1-2, 3.50 ERA)

Game 78, Wednesday, June 28, 7:05 pm central
PHL: RHP Aaron Nola (6-5, 4.38 ERA)

Game 79, Thursday, June 29, 7:05 pm central
PHL: RHP Taijuan Walker (8-3, 4.10 ERA)


Perlaza is never going to get a chance.

Jed/Ross don't like Morel at 3B, so Madrigal is staying there, forcing Morel to the DH spot. 

Perlaza will walk in the off season to another organization. 

All he's done is hit. He's on pace for 16 HR and 40+ doubles. 40!!!

Switch hitter !! Almost identical #'s from both sides.

Mancini. Hosmer. Mastrobuoni. Madrigal. They got DH ABs for two months.


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In reply to by Finwe Noldaran

If you don't like the way Ross uses his position Players, lobby Jed. The Roster comes from Jed. I would have launched Mancini, Barnhart, Madrigal, Rios, and Mastrobouni a month ago.


Any MLB Manager will play all the position players on his Roster. No Manager is going to walk by a player(s) he hasn't/isn't going to play except for 1-2 PHs a week. Not going to happen, his job is to keep 26 guys motivated. 


I'm waiting to see how or if Jed retools this Roster at the deadline. Also, not holding my breath. 

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In reply to by George Altman

I think it’s kind of nuts that the Ricketts family limits their budget to the level they do given they’ve been able to essentially purchase the state of Nebraska and one of its senate seats, but on the other hand there are plenty of GMs that could create a much better team and system within that budget.

Its not even that the MLB team is underwhelming. It’s that we’ve had two bad seasons to collect prospects and we have topped out at 3 in the top 100. There’s a reason we’re usually in the middle or the back half of team rankings. The rest of the division has at least as many high level prospects if not more. I’m no expert but, with a few exceptions, it’s as though a lot of the team’s prospects peak right when they join the organization, or shortly after, then start to become less well rated.

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In reply to by Dolorous Jon Lester

Too true, maybe more managers rely on veterans than we would want? But if you call up a guy, it's because someone's not performing up to what the team considered satisfactory; playing the underperforming guys, even after their alternative option/replacement is called up and needs to be assessed, is beyond me............

suzuki woke up with "neck stiffness"...he's d2d or may even come off the bench tonight.  morel in RF because what the hell, whatever.

welcome back j.young....1st MLB homer off nola on a 0-2 count.  neat.

WE GOT A NEW SCHWINDY!  WOO!  seriously though, he's got more upside than schwindy.

Brandon Hughes surgery was an arthroscopic debridement (cleanup/smoothing/shaving of irregular surfaces but not a restoration of arthritic wear), not  the distal femoral osteotomy (angular realignment to shift the weight bearing away from the arthritic area) as previously expected. This has a much shorter recovery time and for an arthritic knee compartment has unpredictable results but could help yet burns no bridges. The osteotomy option will be there if this doesn’t help.

storms moving south of chicago, such as in the sparkling wine region of illinois, are clearing out the smoke, but chicago is still looking like downtown mumbai, india.

1- how much longer until a.wainright is DFA'd by the cards

2- wow, there are a lot of HOU fans at tonight's @STL game

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In reply to by Dolorous Jon Lester

ha.  i hear that, but i'll still mark out over w.contreras.  the bat has been poor, and his "bad" defense this year is highly overstated and not that bad.  .214/.302/.370 is not getting it done for 17.5m a year...still, he's due for a 15+ HR and 30+ double season even though he's not getting on base a lot.

Jared Young slacking off tonite: only a rbi triple instead of a home run in his first at bat. 

i miss insanely good defense happ.  2022 happ, easily the best LF i've seen a cubs player perform...not just notable, but insanely great.

kimbrel with an 8 pitch save, including a K.  phillies sweep.  cubs are 5 games under .500 with 4 losses in a row.

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.