From the Wire … Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Koyie Hill

According to multiple reports, the Cubs avoided arbitration on Wednesday with catcher Koyie Hill. Hill agreed to a one-year deal worth $850,000.

Koyie Hill earned $700,000 in 2010 and is favored to be the back-up to Geovany Soto when the season begins.

The Cubs currently have four catchers on the 40-man roster … Soto, Hill, Welington Castillo and Max Ramirez.

With Jeff Baker and Koyie Hill avoiding arbitration, the Cubs have five players that remain arbitration eligible … Geovany Soto, Carlos Marmol, Matt Garza, Tom Gorzelanny and Sean Marshall.

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  • paulcatanese

    It looks like Hill simply got a “cost of living increase” and nothing more.He was wise in accepting that,anything more and he would have been gone.Then again I dont know,he has a knack for staying around,???

    • Tony_Hall

      Paul – I would sure like a 150k cost of living raise.

      I could live, quite nicely, just on the raise!

      • Patrick_Schaefer

        I get 40 cents more an hour this year Whewww Hoooo!

      • paulcatanese

        Yeah Tony so could I. Being on SS we have not recieved a raise in three years.And to top it off,I think I could hit better. It was just a statment based. on all of the dollars being thrown around in the Majors these days. It’s still a lot of money.

      • stormyweather

        And just think. I hit at the Mendoza line and got an 150 K raise. As Chico Esquavel used to say, “baseball has been very very good to me”.

    • studio179

      “It looks like Hill simply got a “cost of living increase” and nothing more.He was wise in accepting that,anything more and he would have been gone.Then again I dont know,he has a knack for staying around,???”

      I wonder if they signed Hill before the state tax increase proposal was announced. Hill might be kicking himself for not asking for more.

  • Demitrixifita

    Reed johnsons back!

  • Jmvukovi

    20% raise is not cost of living.

    • paulcatanese

      It is for Hill,he’s been spending it all at the batting cages(to no avail). I just picked that “cost of living) out of the air as a figure of speech and wasn’t meant to be accurate,sorry.

  • stormyweather

    What they should do is RELEASE him. Hes virtually useless offensively.

  • cubsklm

    Totally ridiculous! A 21 percent raise for 1 homer and 12 RBI’s and striking out 1 out of 3 at bats. I don’t care if he is “Johnny Bench” defensively – he is totally worthless. P@ssing money down the drain.