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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. Reds: Series Thread (Games 50-52)

I'm a day late on this one, so I'll keep it brief. The Cubs got reinforcements in the forms of Kyle Hendricks returning from the IL and Tauchman joining the outfield mix. They'll plan three against the Reds this weekend as both struggle to stay out of the bottom of the NL Central dog pile.


tj friedl (CIN) jumped into the OF wall trying to make a play like it's not wood/ivy covered bare brick.  he just got back from the IL a couple games ago.  dude, leaves aren't cushion.

another d.ross special, 4.2ip and taillon is gone.  he was not terrible, but it wasn't good considering it's the reds.

damn i hate fulmer.  4.2ip for taillon and here comes fulmer on his 2nd pitch to give up a 2r HR and the lead.  fulmer out here working on his 4th loss.

3 out the last 4 outings he's given up runs and he gets a shot with men on and the lead.  now it's 4 out of 5.

b.brown threw 5.1ip 4h 2bb 11k, 1 r/er in iowa tonight...cody heuer had another solid outing after his bad start in iowa.  madrigal hit a couple singles and a walk if anyone cares...

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In reply to by Dolorous Jon Lester

im sure jed can package them in a trade deal with some cubs bad gamble making 10m+ so they can get an A-ball semi-prospect and payroll relief that won't be reinvested in the team next year.

i know some people are stoked about an ohtani FA this offseason, but as a realist i'd like to see a list of guys having a bad season or 2 that were once good 3+ seasons ago.

girardi and pat hughes in the booth is a combo that really works well.  pat hughes can carry almost everyone, but this combo is really clicking.

d.smyly gets a d.ross special... 4.2ip and done.  tie game, men on corners, 2 outs.

I like what Girardi said yesterday about teams today trying to duplicate what the Royals had in 2015. They had 4 top RP that could shutdown games. 

That's essentially impossible to do for a whole season.

SPs have to go 6 or 7 IP to help your team. 

If they aren't capable of doing that, move on to the next group. 

But, this has been just rough to watch the Reds simply be a better team. They hit better. They're faster and younger. And their SPs have better arms.

And the Cubs gave away Billy Williams Bobbleheads yesterday with the wrong # on them. What a kick in the pants!!

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  • 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.