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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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The Week Ahead: Week Three

I have to admit, I'm feeling the pull of unrealistic hopes and dreams that Trans talked about last night. Maybe that's why I'm on my way toward three posts in one day. Of course, it could also be because The Lovely Wife and (Not So) Tiny Baby are out of town. Whatever the reason, my increased output is your theoretical gain -- before I post the lineups for tonight's game, here's a look at the next seven days. First up, a trip to Chavez Ravine, home of the mellifluous Vin Scully. One of the nice things about the Extra Innings package is getting to hear Vin call some game throughout the summer -- I'm hoping tonight is one of those nights. Maybe I'll watch the game on the tiny TV in the bedroom so I can drift off to Vin's dulcet tones. I'll keep my eye out for Rob G. in the stands -- I imagine he'll be the guy who's still there in the 8th inning. Know Your Enemy: Dodger Thoughts, 6-4-2 Monday: Greg Maddux vs. Brett Tomko Tuesday: Carlos Zambrano vs. Derek Lowe Wednesday: Sean Marshall vs. Brad Penny The Dodgers will be without Jeff Kent tonight and possibly longer. They're already without Nomar Garciaparra (shocking, I know) and Eric Gagne, but still have plenty of weapons, like Cub Nation's winter mancrush Rafael Furcal, the currently-uninjured D.J. "J.D." Drew, and Bill Mueller, who just keeps hitting. By the way, Tueday's matchup ought to be interesting, as two of the biggest grounball pitchers in the game (Derek Lowe was 33 in the majors last year, Zambrano #14) face off. Could be a nice tight game, as long as Z keeps his emotions in check and Lowe lays off the sauce. After L.A., it's on to St. Louis, and our first look at new Busch stadium. Know Your Enemy: Get Up Baby, Cardnilly Friday: Glendon Rusch vs. Sidney Ponson Saturday: Greg Maddux vs. Mark Mulder Sunday: Carlos Zambrano vs. Jason Marquis has Jerome Williams scheduled for Friday, but I'd say it's more likely Williams will be skipped so that the rest of the starters can stay on normal. By Friday Albert Pujols' consecutive at-bats-with-a-homer streak could be up to about 15, and Izzy's blown save streak should be just about as high. Jim Edmonds is sitting out the current Pirates series after getting cortisone injections, but he'll be kind enough to return in time for the Cubs series.


7-2 going home might be nice. We got some tough matchups but we just have to keep hitting. I haven't read the other threads yet but if it hasn't been mentioned yet has an article on Dusty about the '81 WS. It's a very interesting read about our fearless skipper. He's being honored by the Dodgers pre-game tonight. And yes, I will be using my GameDay Audio to listen to Vin Scully instead of Ron Santo. Go imagine. Vin almost always only goes three innings anymore but it's worth it. He's STILL the best!

PS: Lineup construction by Ozzie Guillen... Podsednik .119 Iguchi .326 Thome .342 Konerko .375 Dye .323 Pierzynski .300 Crede .342 Uribe .160 Anderson .129 Any question where the heart of the order is? LOL

I don't think there's a game on Thursday, and shows Williams v Ponson on Friday.

Yeah, If Marshall is pitching against the Dodgers on Wednesday and against the Cards on Thursday, we are in serious trouble. And more importantly, we'd have to suffer through another debate on Dusty's overuse of young pitchers.

To clear things up, Thurs. is an off day on the schedule. Rusch/Williams pitches Friday vs. Cards, Maddux on Saturday, & Z on Sunday.

Through seven innings Marquis has allowed an infield single to Chris Duffy, a walk to Jason Bay and nothing else. Cards 2-0 with two to go.

i remember, about 15 years ago, driving across the utah desert, listening to the dulcet tones of vin scully calling a cubs dodgers game. it remains one of the best moments of my life. it was perfect.

There are few words I enjoy as much as "Mellifluous," and few voices I enjoy as much as Vin's.

See, this is the problem with high output - it usually correlates to low quality. I've fixed the probables for the week.

Izzy in the process of blowing another save.

Izzy in the process of blowing another save. Alas, he didn't blow it, you did.

J. Pierre cf T. Walker 2b D. Lee 1b A. Ramirez 3b M. Barrett c J. Jones rf M. Murton lf R. Cedeno ss --- R. Furcal ss K. Lofton cf J. Cruz Jr. lf J.D. Drew rf O. Saenz 1b B. Mueller 3b O. Robles 2b D. Navarro c

pierre walker lee ramirez barrett jones murton cedeno maddux vs furcal lofton cruz drew saenz mueller robles navarro tomko i'll take this matchup every day.

damn you even have punctuation and positions on yours...

i'm a 4th degree copy and paster with 10 international competition wins.

From the radio pregame show -- Prior threw 50+ total pitches today in three separate sessions and looked good according to Rothschild. He's going to face hitters on Friday. Wood is going to throw BP on Thursday and Larry sounded optimistic about his progress.

More pregame fun -- Dusty mentioned how some of Pierre's early problems are due to his "working the count too much." Dusty said he's better when he just hits the ball. Ugh.

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.