3 responses to “Paul Bako is a Chicago Cub (For Ril, Again)”


    actually, the deal was 750 or 725k im pretty sure.. dont remember but it was one of those two. it was finalized today and i believe it was 725k once he was added to the 40 man-, and they announced it offically. At first though, I heard it was 500k… but nope… they had to make room for him and did following the 2 for1 of cedeno & olsen for heilman swap. I’m nearly positive it’s 725k though… definitely in that range opposed to 500k. :)

    And I agree, what he provides compared to koyie hill other than buddy/buddyship with hendrys nutsack i dont understand. if you cant affoard to bring back the obviously superior player in blanco, and are going to go cheap, for gods sake give the job to hill. the kid deserves it after all hes gone through, and he’d be cheaper than bako who is for gods sake the worse hitter on the face of this earth.

    this offseason stinks worse than hendrys boxer/briefs, but the saving grace is atleast the nl central looks really, really bad on paper so we should be able to cruise into the playoffs…. and probably get swept by the braves or something.



    Cubs signed catcher Paul Bako, who had been with the Reds, to a one-year, $725,000 contract. This deal was done a month ago, but Bako had to wait for the Cubs to open a roster spot before it was made official.

  3. Ace

    Maybe it is 725. I was just going by the Cubs.com story. Ultimately a couple hundred grand is not going to make a huge difference in the Cubs’ payroll… but it’s the principle of the thing.