Paul Bako

Three-Finger Hill Makes the Team

The Cubs trimmed their roster by two more today, releasing Gabor Bako and LHP Mike Stanton. Congrats to Koyie Hill and his bionic hand. The roster now stands at 28 and the position players and bench are set for Opening Day. The spring roster with just a week left in camp.

CATCHERS - Soto, Hill

Bako is Backo

UPDATE: ESPN AM 1000 reports the deal as a $750K non-guaranteed contract that becomes guaranteed if Bako survives (on the roster) to the end of March. Bako gets $150K if he is released before the contract becomes guaranteed, and he can earn an additional $300K in incentive bonuses, based on At Bats (or more likely Plate Appearances?)... -- AZ Phil

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  • Hi Arizona Phil,

    Has there been any news on Oscar de la Cruz' health?

    Raisin101 4 hours 48 min ago view
  • bruh...

    crunch 6 hours 3 min ago view
  • O&B: Cease was apparently working on his off-speed pitches in his first & thrd innings, because in his second inning of work he just blew the D'backs away with high-velocity gas (that's when he hit 99-100 and struck out the side). 

    Arizona Phil 6 hours 21 min ago view
  • Wow, Lyin' CTSteve? He was just BEGGING for my endorsement last year!  Lame!

    Transmission 6 hours 27 min ago view
  • 1. I did not say the thing I insisted that Trans write down and attribute to me, or it was taken out of context.

    2. Trans and his "roast" (aka, a Salisbury steak TV dinner by Swanson) are very low energy.

    3. Make TCR great again.

     

    CTSteve 6 hours 33 min ago view
  • Yeah, I'm fine if I don't hear another one, furlong time.

    Transmission 6 hours 35 min ago view
  • nice recap, horrible game...i hope to never hear another horse pun/joke for at least a decade.

    crunch 6 hours 47 min ago view
  • Recap posted.  ~sigh~

    Transmission 7 hours 5 min ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    MY GAWD.

    crunch 7 hours 28 min ago view
  • Ok, fine. I'll do a recap.

    Transmission 10 hours 32 min ago view
  • Thanks for the post AZ. That's a huge attendance. Scouts must be excited about somebody.

    Would you say Cease's performance was a result of working on his change or was it just a bad outing? And isn't Ademan some ridiculous age, like 17 or something?What are your thoughts on him?

    Old and Blue 10 hours 40 min ago view
  • LOL and yes. No need to even be that formal, can just say "Trans, keep my name out of this abomination of a discussion."

    Transmission 13 hours 11 min ago view
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    Shane Victorino was released. Will have more details later. He was on Iowa #Cubs roster

    QuietMan 13 hours 56 min ago view
  • *tumbleweeds*

    wonder if he was released to retire or to try to latch on with someone else...

    crunch 13 hours 58 min ago view
  • Tommy Birch [email protected] 4m4 minutes ago

    Shane Victorino's locker at Principal Park is cleared out. #Cubs #MiLB

    QuietMan 14 hours 21 min ago view
  • So, let me just make sure I understand... I could say something like the following, for example:

    ryno: Off the record, I think that play was literally worse than Hitler.

    ?

    Ryno 14 hours 29 min ago view