March 2009

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Spring Training Battlewatch: Bako Shuffled Loose the Cubbie Coil, Koyie Hill it is

Spring Training Battlewatch: Bako Shuffled Loose the Cubbie Coil, Koyie Hill it is

The Cubs have released Paul Bako, which means the backup catcher job goes to 30-year-old career minor leaguer – and chainsaw wielding badass – Koyie Hill. The decision saves the Cubs about $150k after the difference in Hill’s and Bako’s salaries is coupled with the termination pay Bako gets. It’s funny how $150k is such […]

Another Cubs First Round Pick is Looking for Work

Another Cubs First Round Pick is Looking for Work

A really great string of first round picks the Cubs have had in the 2000s, eh? Some news from the Cubs’ Minor League camp: left-handed pitcher Mark Pawelek, the No. 1 Draft pick in 2005, was released. Muskat Ramblings. Including the release of Ryan Harvey last week, the Cubs have now parted company with every […]