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22 players are MLB Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI) 

Last updated 2-29-2024
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Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Shota Imanaga
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Colten Brewer 
Chris Clarke 
Carl Edwards Jr 
* Edwin Escobar 
* Richard Lovelady 
Sam McWilliams 
* Thomas Pannone 
Ethan Roberts 
Cam Sanders 
Riley Thompson 
* Brad Wieck 

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

Jorge Alfaro 
Pablo Aliendo
Joe Hudson 
Haydn McGeary
* Bryce Windham

* Michael Busch 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

David Bote 
Garrett Cooper
Matt Shaw 
* Dominic Smith
Chase Strumpf 

Kevin Alcantara
* Cody Bellinger 
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

* Owen Caissie  

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Paris & Yon Take Out the Trash at Riverview

Kyren Paris smacked a solo HR and Edwin Yon belted a two-run HR, leading the Rocket City Trash Pandas (Los Angeles Angels AA affiliate) to a 7-4 victory over the Tennessee Smokies (AA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) in Cactus League Spring Training Minor League Camp game action Saturday afternoon on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.  

Pete Crow-Armstrong singled twice, drove-in two runs, and scored another, and Bryce Ball collected three singles and scored a run for the Smokies. 

There was only one home game played on the Riverview backfields on Saturday, as the Iowa Cubs - Salt Lake Bees AAA game was played in the stadium (Sloan Park).  

Here is the abridged box score from the game played on Field #6 (Cubs players only): 
1. Pete Crow-Armstrong, CF: 2-4 (5-3, 1B, 1B, 6-3, R, 2 RBI)
2a. Scott McKeon, 2B: 1-2 (K, HBP, 1B, SB, CS) 
2b. Juan Mora, PH-2B: 0-1 (K)  
3a. Jordan Nwogu, DH #1: 0-2 (4-3, F-8)
3b. Liam Spence, PH-SS: 0-1 (F-9 SF, F-9, RBI) 
4. Ed Howard IV, SS-DH: 0-2 (K, 4-3, HBP)
5. Bryce Ball, 1B: 3-3 (1B, 1B, 1B, R) 
6. Alexander Canario, RF: 1-3 (5-3, K, 1B)
7. Darius Hill, DH #2: 0-3 (K, P-5, 4-6 FC) 
8. Bryce Windham, DH-C: 1-2 (E-6, BB, K, R)
9. Pablo Aliendo, C-DH: 0-1 (BB, BB, F-8, R)
10. D. J. Artis, LF: 0-1 (BB, BB, 6-3, RBI)
11. Jake Slaughter, 3B: 0-2 (K, K, BB) 

1. Riley Thompson: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 34 pitches (21 strikes) 
2. Peyton Remy: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 2/3 GO/AO, 51 pitches (29 strikes)
3. Dalton Stambaugh: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R (4 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 5/3 GO/AO, 50 pitches (32 strikes) 

1. SS Liam Spence: E-6 (errant throw to 1st base allowed batter to reach base safely) 
2. 2B Scott McKeon: E-4 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely) 


WEATHER  Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 90's 


"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 


hendricks spring 2022 is looking a lot like hendricks spring 2021...he's getting hit.

if someone has a reason why willie harris hasnt been signed to a lifetime Cubs coaching contract i'd like to hear it...

pujols returns to the cardinals.

dude has had an OB% over .300 once in the past 5 seasons.   2013 is the last time he had an OB% of.330+.  he occasionally hits homers, though.

Pujols seems to be totally washed up.  But if he has to come to bat in a wheelchair, he will still hit a game winning home run against the Cubs.

madrigal leading off again.

strongly looking like the dude with 15 career walks in 324 PA is gonna be the cubs leadoff hitter.

for someone that didn't hone their career calling baseball, beth mowins has been excellent from day 1 with the cubs.

she gets limited action, but she's well prepared and extremely comfortable in the booth.

 Here is a note from Baseball America's about Kohl Franklin's this spring:  “He’s super juiced up in Cubs camp. He’s like 96-99 with a firm fastball and an above-average changeup and above-average breaking ball. I stuffed him. I stuffed him super high. With the lost season and then obviously the injury (last year), he hasn’t really gotten a pathway in pro ball to consistent innings, but he’s super interesting. It’s a good delivery, good arm, athletic body and it’s real stuff. He’s really high for me. He’s the story right now of Cubs camp. He’s easily the best pitching prospect in their organization. He has some of the biggest stuff I’ve seen on the back fields this year.”

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VIDEOGRAPHER: Kohl Franklin, Jordan Wicks, D. J. Herz, Chris Clarke, Max Bain, and Joe Nahas have been the SP for the South Bend squad at Minor League Camp, so the SB Cubs could have a dyno-mite starting rotation. Daniel Palencia is with South Bend, too, but he appears to be transitioning to the closer role. 

speaking of taking out the trash...

"Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Tuesday that would require him to apply for $120 million in federal rental assistance. 

“We must guard against big government socialism where people are incentivized not to work but are instead encouraged to rely on government handouts well after an emergency is over," Ricketts said in the announcement."

...meanwhile...November 13, 2013...

"The $232 million renovation of historic Wrigley Field will be supported by a property tax incentive approved today by City Council.

The Class L incentive, which encourages the rehabilitation of landmark properties, will reduce taxes on the 99-year-old ballpark by an estimated $8.1 million over 12 years."

...meanwhile...April 2017...

""They came and they wanted a break on the amusement tax, all of this, and I said I’m not gonna have the taxpayers subsidize this, it’s not gonna happen. Twice they tried, not happening,” Emanuel said Monday morning, explaining that he did offer support in other ways."

....trash ass human beings own this club.  this is just 2 government handout asks from a crew of billionaires.  there's more, both approved and denied.

Pete Ricketts is a (your term, Trash ass) monster and I agree with you.  I've had some twitter arguments with Laura R (who I respect)  about his inhumane political moves in Nebraska at the height of the Trump cruelty and insanity as she tried to paint her brother otherwise but he's a real Trumpian-DeSantis barbarian. 

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beyond all this, nebraska has a 2.1% unemployment rate.  there's not an "incentivized not to work" problem.  also, nebraska is one of the few red states that give more than they take in federal funds...they could cash in to help citizens in need while not taking more than their assumed fair share.

when your political position is incentivising poor people work multiple jobs and/or excessive hours so they can keep business owners from having to be competitive with wages, you're just an asshole...especially when this kind of thing isn't building equity for anyone except an already well to do landlord (who gets paid with or without this federal help).  it sure as hell isn't very family friendly, either.

i wish this ownership group didn't have so many non-team issues.  the cubs have had sketchy owners before, but the ricketts are a hell of a mixed bag of issues.

it would be nice if the biggest problem with ownership was their constant wolf crying about spending on the team while they're trying to put multi-billion dollar bids on soccer teams, building betting lounges, and founding TV networks.

hendricks has given up 4 homers in 4.1 innings today.

that's 6 homers in 11.1ip...17 hits, 3bb

Wade Miley shut down for 10 days w elbow inflammation. A Simmons also still having shoulder symptoms. Both most likely to start on the IL

hendricks opening day starter.

stroman talked about the issue on social media last week and stated not only would he be cool with hendricks starting opening day, but he has his vote.  stroman and social media can be lots of love and lots of "oh dude, why did you type that?"  cubs have him for years, could be interesting...will be interesting if history holds.

"spring training stats mean nothing"

justin upton DFA'd by LAA.  he's slashing .333/.474/.933 this spring with 3 homers in 19 PA.

Upton had one game w the Braves vs Cubs in Atlanta and had 3 hrs. In the past, that would have made him a Cub...eventually.

Recent comments

  • Childersb3 (view)

    I guess Canario, Mervis, Strumpf and Vazquez are the only guys blocked. Everyone else has time.
    Canario is the only guy there that's used multiple options.

  • crunch (view)

    bellinger debut wednesday.

    also, taillon may not start until this weekend (tentatively)...throwing a sim game today.  he's "working on things" and is having some minor leg soreness running with cleats (fielding, covering 1st), but not while pitching or off-field.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Childersb3: I don't think the Cubs will add any AAV until the MLB Trade Deadline (and even that is dependent on how well the Cubs are playing and where they are in the standings at that point in time). 

    Otherwise, the Cubs might perhaps do something like "exchange" Drew Smyly ($10.5M in 2024 AAV plus an additional potential $3M in performance bonuses) for J. D. Davis ($6.9M in 2024 and then he is a FA post-2024) and then maybe (hopefully) jettison Patrick Wisdom and Nick Madrigal without having to eat any salary (like if clubs claim Wisdom and Madrigal off waivers and thereby take on 100% of Wisdom's 2024 $2.725M salary and 100% of Madrigal's $1.81M salary). The Cubs don't need to get anything back for Wisdom and Madrigal other than AAV space and the $50,000 waiver price. 

    Another possibility would be a prospect for prospect trade, like when the Diamondbacks traded OF Daulton Varsho (the D'backs were overloaded with LH-hitting outfielders) to the Blue Jays for C Gabriel Moreno (Moreno was blocked in Toronto by Kirk and Jansen). 

    So if the Cubs have an opportunity to trade an outfield or middle-infield prospect for maybe a young arm or a 3B or catching prospect of similar value, I could see that happening.

  • crunch (view)

    z.wheeler (PHI) got a 3/126m extension...42m a year for age 35-37.

    SP market is getting crazy.

  • George Altman (view)

    Well said, Crunch. Every point is spot on perfect. And even if Ricketts allowed Hoyer to go all the way to the next AAV Level ($257M), it's $4,000,000!! For one damn year. He's got $80M+ coming off next year. Wonder what Blake Snell on an opt out deal would do for Cubs playoff chances this yeat. It's absolutely maddening and I too am exhausted from fans defending billionaires. Just stop.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    AZ Phil, what do you think the chances are that Jed makes a trade before OD?

    MLB Network today and Chicago Radio have both speculated as recently as yesterday that Jed will make a sizable move.

    They spoke about Alonso still and Bieber from Cleveland. 

    Social Media thinks JD Davis from SF might work now (I think we have that RH/3B/DH spot covered though).

    I wouldn't mind a SP like Bieber (he's in his last year of his original deal). Hendricks scares me. He's not the ground ball guy he used to be. He'd be lucky to have a sub 5 ERA in my opinion. CLEV needs OF slug. Canario is available (not even going to think about ONKC, PCA or Jaquar here). Brennan Davis probably needs a new spot. Mervis could get a chance at their 1B gig opposite Naylor as their DH. Vazquez appears ready for a shot at MLB level ball. 


  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Here are the pitcher reports from Sunday's Guardians - Cubs game at Sloan Park: 

    FB: 86-88
    CH: 80-81
    SL: 79-80 
    CV: 74 
    COMMAND: Threw three innings and allowed three runs on five hits (three singles and two doubles), one walk, and a WP, and he struck out one (swinging)... one run scored in each of the three innings... command was off right from the gitgo (he hit two batters in the 1st inning!)... threw 52 pitches (33 strikes - six swing & miss - six foul balls) over the course of the three innings, so at least he got his pitch count up over 50 (he threw only 29 pitches in two innings of work in his first outing last Tuesday)...  

    FB: 90 
    SPLIT: 78-83 
    COMMENT: Allowed a lead-off single but then induced an F-7 and an inning-ending 6-4-3 DP... threw 10 pitches (but only five strikes - no swing & miss)... FB velo was down a tick from his last outing and split was a bit off (strike throwing on FB must be better than 50% to get swing & miss on splitter)... 

    FB: 94-95 
    CT: 89-91 
    SL: 85-87 
    COMMENT: Allowed a lead-off single on a 95-MPH FB on his sixth pitch of the AB, but then retired the next three men in a row (P-4, 5-3, K-swinging on a SL)... Needed 18 pitches to retire the side (12 strikes - five swing & miss, including three on SL, one on CT, and one on FB)... 

    FB: 96-98
    SL/CT: 88-90 
    CH: 86 
    COMMENT: Hurled a 1-2-3 6th inning (L-8, 6-3, P-6)... Threw only 50% strikes (12 pitches -six strikes - one swing & miss on a CH - two foul balls)...   

    FB: 93-94
    SL: 81-84
    COMMENT: 1-2-3 7th inning (4-3, K-swinging, 5-3)... 13-pitches (nine strikes - one swing & miss on SL - two foul balls)... FB has good velo but he doesn't get swing & miss with it, so he throws mainly his "plus" slider (which is his "go-to" strikeout pitch)... of all of the Cubs MLB ST LHRP contenders I have seen so far, Escobar is #1 (Luke Little's stuff is more electric, but he still has trouble commanding it and is clearly not MLB-ready)...    

    FB: 94-96
    CT: 91-92
    SL: 80-82 
    COMMENT: Pitched the 8th inning after the Cubs went ahead 4-3 in the bottom of the 7th... allowed a lead-off single on a 1-0 FB and a two-out single on a 1-0 CT, but he did manage to retire the side without allowing a run... struck out two (both swinging)... threw 19 pitches (11 strikes - five swing & miss - one foul ball)... stuff is plus but FB command comes & goes... 

    FB: 86-87
    SLOW CV: 67-68 
    COMMENT: Threw a 1-2-3 seven pitch (five strike) 9th (F-7, K-swinging on an 86 MPH FB, and F-9) to record the save... while he at one-time featured a mid-90's FB, a mid-80's SL, and a mid-70's CV, after enduring heart surgery in 2021 and TJS in 2022 the 6'8 250+ lefty has morphed into an EXTREME soft-tosser, complete with an "eephus" CV that would make Bill "Spaceman" Lee jealous... 

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Agreed, and with the way they've used him in the organization, I'd imagine he'd be fine with a mostly benchwarmer status; and at this point I don't know why Madrigal is still on the roster.......

  • crunch (view)

    you'd think a guy that could play 2nd and 3rd that has more pop than madrigal could at least get a shot at the team while they're busy paying him to be a multi-millionaire minor leaguer.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Are we able to orchestrate a giant nationwide conspiracy to convince Bote that all the games during the regular season are now also spring training games and don't count?