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Dave23

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #1995 on: September 22, 2022, 04:16:21 pm »
I thought they said on the telecast that he probably wouldn’t be back this season?

Did I mis-hear something, or was that just a presumption on Boog’s part?

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #1996 on: September 23, 2022, 09:14:24 pm »
The Cubs are 31-28 since the All-Star break.  If they can play at that pace next year, I'll be happy.

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #1997 on: September 24, 2022, 05:01:53 pm »

Reb

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #1998 on: September 25, 2022, 01:00:47 am »
Interesting article on Yan Gomes by Sharma.

https://theathletic.com/3605032/2022/09/19/yan-gomes-cubs-catcher/?source=weeklyemail&campaign=602288

You might recall that Gomes was catching for the Indians in top of 10th inning of Game 7 in 2016.  So, he got to see all the action of that inning up close and called the right pitches for Cubs hitters.

Gomes was also on deck when Michael (it's going to be a tough play!) Martinez grounded to Bryant for the final out.  Hey, a funny hop on that and maybe Gomes comes up and goes down in history.  (let's not even think about that).  Somebody should ask him about that (Napoli too about his K in the 10th-thank you).

JeffH

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #1999 on: September 27, 2022, 12:27:23 pm »
Which of the current 60-day IL guys do we think are going to survive the 40-man roster manipulations leading up to the Rule 5 draft?

Kyle Hendricks - yes, for sure
Codi Heuer - ?  will they carry him through his rehab?  (arb eligible for 2023, but not in a position to get much of a raise)
Alec Mills - out of options, so probably not
Ethan Roberts - ?  will they carry him through his rehab?
Alexander Vizcaíno - ?  never did report to the team this season
Brad Wieck - out of options, so probably not
Jason Heyward - no, for sure
Rafael Ortega - out of options, so probably not

craig

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #2000 on: September 27, 2022, 12:34:18 pm »
I hope Jed and the boys don't get too focused on pitching this winter.  We need to figure out a way to score more runs.

Yes.  I think assembling a consistent, quality offense is going to be even harder than putting a pitching staff together.  Getting good-hitting players is a big challenge, both short-term and long. 

JeffH

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #2001 on: September 27, 2022, 12:36:05 pm »
Other players under club control for 2023, but who are out of options.

Adbert Alzolay
Steven Brault
Mark Leiter Jr.
Justin Steele
Rowan Wick
Zach McKinstry
Patrick Wisdom
Michael Hermosillo

Who survives?

Alzolay, Steele, and Wisdom.  Maybe McKinstry?  Are all the others goners?  Wick will be arb eligible, so they may not want to pay even the small raise he'll be in line for.

JeffH

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #2002 on: September 27, 2022, 12:47:01 pm »
Other players under "auto renewal" club control and with options remaining.

Javier Assad
Anderson Espinoza
Jeremiah Estrada
Brandon Hughes
Caleb Kilian
Brailyn Marquez
Manuel Rodríguez
Michael Rucker
Keegan Thompson
Erich Uelmen
Hayden Wesneski
Miguel Amaya
P.J. Higgins
Esteban Quiroz
Alfonso Rivas
Jared Young
Alexander Canario
Narciso Crook
Christopher Morel
Nelson Velázquez

Who is at risk?

Espinoza, Quiroz, Rivas, Young, Crook.  Maybe Rucker?  What becomes of Marquez?

JeffH

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #2003 on: September 27, 2022, 01:00:08 pm »
Other arb eligible players.

Adrian Sampson
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Ian Happ
Franmil Reyes

Who doesn't get tendered?  Reyes?

craig

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #2004 on: September 27, 2022, 01:02:31 pm »
Which of the current 60-day IL guys do we think are going to survive the 40-man roster manipulations leading up to the Rule 5 draft?

Kyle Hendricks - yes, for sure
Codi Heuer - ?  will they carry him through his rehab?  (arb eligible for 2023, but not in a position to get much of a raise)
Alec Mills - out of options, so probably not
Ethan Roberts - ?  will they carry him through his rehab?
Alexander Vizcaíno - ?  never did report to the team this season
Brad Wieck - out of options, so probably not
Jason Heyward - no, for sure
Rafael Ortega - out of options, so probably not

Hendricks and Heuer.  Maybe Roberts. 
1.  Heuer had his surgery in March, and is already doing some light throwing.  https://cubsinsider.com/2022/09/06/reliever-codi-heuer-already-throwing-again-6-months-after-tj-surgery/   I think he could be back early or by start of season. 

2.   If one of Heuer-Hendricks-Roberts was to get de-rostered, it would be Roberts.  1st, Roberts had his surgery in June, so he's probably not going to be pitching at big-league level never season.  2nd, I'm not sure his pitching value is that high that it would be horrible to risk losing him?  Is the post-surgery Roberts really going to be meaningfully better than the other collection of relievers the Cubs have moving up the pipeline?  3rd, there's a pretty good chance that if we de-roster him, the league will be fine to let us keep him and let us rehab him.  Still, I think healthy Roberts looked like he was going to be useful, so I'd like to keep him.  Plus, I think it might send a good message to other prospects that the team sticks with you even through injury?  He was a control guy, and given that we've got lots of good-stuff-wildmen relievers, a control guy could be really refreshing. 

Hoyer might actually like to have a 60-day sitting on his 40?  For example, Roberts spot could then be used for Mervis, or some non-roster pitcher who pitches his way onto the staff. 

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #2005 on: September 27, 2022, 01:26:08 pm »
The Cubs magic number for clinching third place in the NL Central is 2. 
A win over the Phillies together with a Reds loss to the Pirates will do it tonight.

JeffH

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #2006 on: September 27, 2022, 03:42:51 pm »
Contreras activated, Suzuki reinstated.

Young optioned, Hermosillo designated for assignment.

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #2007 on: September 27, 2022, 03:44:01 pm »
Hermosillo can elect free agency if he wishes.

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #2008 on: September 27, 2022, 05:40:24 pm »
Sharma’s mailbag was an excellent read.
-Cubs are having a group of prospects come to Wrigley for a camp.
-Contreras won’t get a multi-year offer from the Cubs. They want an offering type of catcher.
-40 man issues where discussed

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #2009 on: September 27, 2022, 05:47:28 pm »
“Offering type”?