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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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Pirates @ Cubs: Williams vs Lester (Game 159)

PIT (80-77): RHP Trevor Williams (14-9, 3.04)
CHC (92-66): LHP Jon Lester (17-6, 3.43)
First pitch: 7:05pmCST

Lester won on the Southside on Saturday (5 IP, 2 ER). After an inconsistent couple of months, he's 3-1 with a 1.90 in September. He's 3-1 with a 3.72 in 5 starts against the Pirates this season. Overall, they are 51-208 (.245) against him. Bell is 5-16 with a HR.

Williams, who's 1-1 with a 1.38 in two games agains the Cubs this season, beat the Brewers his last time out (6 IP, 0 ER). For their careers, these Cubs are 23-95 (.242) against him. Schwarber is 4-12 with 2 HR.

Hendricks faces Wainwright and the Cards tomorrow at 1:20pmCST.

Go Cubs!


Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic reports that Addison Russell's Administrative Leave has been extended through Sunday.

BTW, if Russell does get suspended, the number of games he has missed while on Administrative Leave in 2018 (which will be ten games) can be applied as "time served" toward the eventual suspension. (Post-season games missed don't count). 

Russell's absence has really been significant (more than might be readily apparent), because it basically locks Baez in as the SS such that you can't move him to 2B or 3B or even give him a day off, and not being able to put Russell at SS and move Baez to 2B in the late innings to protect a lead could cost the Cubs at some point. 

So with Russell absent and Strop injured, it might be that the Cubs have now finally reached the "tipping point" as far as being able to win games in the post-season. It doesn't look good right now. Hopefully Strop can come back next week and pitch like he did before the hammy, but Russell's absence is a real problem going forward. It feels like the Cubs are stranded out in the middle of Lake Michigan and just treading water to avoid drowning. 

My crystal ball: if Cubs win tonight, they’ll play the Brewers on Monday to determine the winner of the NL Central. If Cubs lose tonight, Brewers will be outright NL Central champs on Sunday. Tigers pitching matchups are miserable, best chance for a Tigers win is tomorrow with Jordan Zimmermann. Cubs will be fortunate to take 2 of 3 from the Cards. 

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N. L. best records since July 7th: 

1. COL: 42-27 
2. CHC: 42-30 
3. PIT: 40-29 
4. STL: 41-30 
5. LAD: 40-31
6-T ATL: 39-31   
6-T MIL: 39-31 
8. NYM: 39-34 
9. WAS: 36-35 
10. AZ: 31-38 
11. PHI: 29-43
12. SF: 27-41 
13. MIA: 26-41 
14. CIN: 27-43 
15. SD: 26-42 

So the Pirates are a pretty good team right now (playoff quality, actually), and have been for 2-1/2 months. And the Mets aren't too bad, either. 

Recent comments

  • 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.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    One more thing about Edwin Escobar. Even though he had accrued less than one year of MLB Service Time prior to signing with Nippon Ham in 2017 (he ended up eventually with Yokohama), he will have Article XIX-A rights by virtue of the seven seasons he spent in Japan. So he will be essentially locked on the 40-man roster (or at least he can't be outrighted without his consent), and he will be a FA whenever his contract expires.