Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney

WEDNESDAY: Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports (on Twitter) that the Dodgers will send right-handed pitcher Jonathan Martinez to the Cubs as the PTBNL. The 20-year-old was enjoying a strong season at Class A in the Midwest League, having pitched to a 3.47 ERA with 7.7 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9 in 106 innings. He did not rank among the Dodgers’ top 30 prospects, per Baseball America.

MONDAY, 5:43pm: MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat reports that the Dodgers will pay $500K of what is owed to Barney this season (Twitter link).

2:32pm: The Dodgers have bolstered their infield depth and their defense with the acquisition of Darwin Barney from the Cubs, both teams announced. Chicago will send Barney and cash considerations to Los Angeles in return for a player to be named later, according to releases from each team. It was reported earlier today that Barney, who was designated for assignment last week, was garnering trade interest.

Darwin Barney

The 28-year-old Barney hit just .230/.265/.328 in 217 plate appearances with the Cubs this season, but his bat has never been his calling card. Barney consistently rates as one of the best defensive second baseman in the Major Leagues, and this year was no different. His Ultimate Zone Rating per 150 games was +15.5, while Defensive Runs Saved pegged him at +7 runs in limited time. Per DRS, Barney has  saved 46 runs over the past three seasons.

Dee Gordon has established himself as Los Angeles’ everyday second baseman this season, so it doesn’t seem likely that Barney will be seeing everyday at-bats with the Dodgers. However, his glove makes him a nice bench piece that the team can use to improve its defense late in games. Barney was drafted as a shortstop and spent more time at short than at the keystone in his minor league career. Despite a lack of experience at the position in recent years, Barney could be used as a replacement if the team wants to either replace the defensively challenged Hanley Ramirez or shift him over to third base late in games.

Barney is earning just $2.3MM this season and is controllable through 2016 as an arbitration eligible player. His bat makes him a non-tender candidate in the offseason, but he will only cost the Dodgers about $804K from here through season’s end.

Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune first reported that the two sides were nearing a trade (on Twitter), and Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish tweeted that it was a deal. Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the Cubs would receive a PTBNL in return (Twitter link).

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.


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  1. Jaysfan1994 11 months ago

    Potentially done so the Giants don’t trade for him?

    • kungfucampby 11 months ago

      Usually you block a good player from being traded to your rival. Guys like Barney and Uggla? Pay for their airfare.

      • Vail Beach 11 months ago

        Not necessarily. The Giants could use a guy who could play the position, which Uggla cannot do anymore (if he ever really could). Bat would have been secondary. They really have nobody. By doing this, the Dodgers have removed a Band-Aid from the Giants’ medicine cabinet. They will have to give up real prospects now if they want, say, Daniel Murphy or Ben Zobrist. So I would not discount the possibility that this is gamesmanship.

        • vtadave 11 months ago

          I am pretty sure that the Dodgers trading for Darwin Barney’s glove has nothing to do with keeping him away from the Giants.

          • Vail Beach 11 months ago

            Did you watch Sunday’s game? The fans in SF are desperate. Barney would have been the cheaper option to solve at least part of the problem. The other options will demand more going back to the other team in terms of prospects. Or they can keep running Uggla out there, who costs them wins.

          • gmenfan 11 months ago

            While you’re absolutely right that Uggla solves none of the Giants problems(because he bas NOTHING left in the tank), the Giants already have a weak hitting, decent defending second baseman in Joe Panik so Barney is a lateral move at best.

          • CapnFatback 11 months ago

            The problem with this theory is that if the Giants wanted Barney so bad, the Cubs would have worked out a deal with them, as they likely could have received a better player in return than whatever they will get from the Dodgers.

          • Gumby65 11 months ago

            Nah, they are already estatic to have obtained “his name is…”

          • Gumby65 11 months ago

            And this didn’t happen because___________?

          • CapnFatback 11 months ago

            Although, now that the deal’s finalized, I do like the kid they ended up getting from LA.

          • Byron 11 months ago

            Agreed. This was NOT a preemptive move, in my opinion.

    • Joe Forkner 11 months ago

      Makes sense, and at the same time Guerrero getting time in LF and Turner a FA after this year. Gives us depth at 2B.

      • silverwidow 11 months ago

        Turner is not a free agent; he’s arbitration eligible.

        • Joe Forkner 11 months ago

          Was not sure on that, thought non tendered players became FAs.

          • Jaysfan1994 11 months ago

            Nobody is going to tender a player making 2.3M this season, don’t you have to offer at minimum 80% of what their earnings were this season to retain them anyways?

          • jb226 11 months ago

            Yes, I think that’s correct — have to tender at at least 80% of his previous-year contract. If he’s non-tendered, he becomes a free agent.

          • silverwidow 11 months ago

            Turner is making $1 million this year with the Dodgers. They will tender him — he’s a valuable bench piece.

          • Guest 11 months ago

            No, he’s making 2.3M overall. Which is what they go off of when tendering people. He’s not being tendered unless he turns his season around.

          • vtadave 11 months ago

            Chris Perez makes $2.3M and won’t be tendered.
            Justin Turner makes $1.0M and will be tendered.
            Nowhere, including Cots, has Turner at $2.3M.

          • Jaysfan1994 11 months ago

            My mistake, I kept thinking he was referring to Darwin Barney for some odd reason.

          • silverwidow 11 months ago

            Justin Turner is making $1 million and having a great season.

          • Jaysfan1994 11 months ago

            For some reason I thought you said Darwin Barney? The entire time I kept reading “Darwin Barney is having a great season and will be tendered.”

            Thank God I’m wrong lol.

          • peregrintook69 11 months ago

            Turn his season around from 126 wRC+ and 1.6 fWAR in a small sample this season? Damn what would he have to do?

        • Gumby65 11 months ago

          He was originally a MiLB contract, if that makes any difference.

      • Tko11 11 months ago

        Yeah because the Dodgers need another outfielder to add to their current logjam there.

  2. jb226 11 months ago

    Part of me is surprised we got anything (even if it is just cash) for Barney, and part of me isn’t.

    I think the bottom line is Barney is a nice piece on a serious contender. He can handle the short half of a platoon and of course provide excellent defense as a defensive substitution late in the game. He just isn’t a fit on a team like the Cubs who are struggling for every single run.

    • Jonas Salk 11 months ago

      The Cubs didn’t get cash, they sent cash in the deal.

      • sourbob 11 months ago

        I think what jb226 means is the cash savings the Cubs will enjoy by not having to pay Barney’s entire salary for the rest of the season. Even by sending a half million, the Cubs will still save well over $300,000 the rest of the year.

        • peregrintook69 11 months ago

          Pocket change man. No team in baseball, not even Oakland, is worrying about saving $300,000 in a season on player salaries.

        • Jonas Salk 11 months ago

          That’s the sunny way of looking at it. You can also say the Cubs are paying $1.8 million for a player to go away and won’t get anything of value in return. Nothing wrong with that, teams do it all the time. But let’s not pretend they are saving money here.

          • sourbob 11 months ago

            I don’t think you are doing the math right here. Barney was on a $2.3 MM deal. The Cubs aren’t paying $1.8 for him to go away. They paid $1.47MM for him to play 100 games for them. They were going to have to pay him $830k to go away but found someone to take $330k of that money and send them a PTBNL. Are you saying you know of a team that would have paid more? I doubt it. It’s nice they got what they did. Him being awesome and netting a great return would have been better yes. But that’s fantasy. In reality, the Cubs threw a guy out and still managed to acquire a player and mitigate their wasted cash in the process. That’s a good deal.

        • sourbob 11 months ago

          I understand the urge to slag things. But $300,000 is not a rounding error. And the argument was that saving $300k and getting a PTBNL is better than releasing him. Are you saying you disagree?

  3. Chioakcisco 11 months ago

    The Dodgers and Giants really are rivals in every sense of the word. Right after the Giants got a 2nd baseman that can’t hit, the Dodgers got…a 2nd baseman that can’t hit.

    • The Giants got a second baseman who can’t hit OR field. So at least Barney has that going for him. And it’s not like he’s going to be thrown in to the starting line up like Uggla.

    • Jesus Gutierrez 11 months ago

      yea but Uggla is a horrible defender and Barney wont start everyday like uggla, he will be used as a defense switch late in the game like they do with Rojas

    • Darmintak 11 months ago

      I’d imagine they’re also trying to block the Giants from getting him. He’s definitely an improvement over Uggla, and coming pretty cheaply, at that.

    • peregrintook69 11 months ago

      Interesting point is that Barney could also be a sub in when a leftie is on the mound as his hitting is not horrific (not good either) against southpaws.

  4. sherrilltradedooverexperience 11 months ago

    late inning defensive replacement for HanRam when it’s close and late?

    • vtadave 11 months ago

      That would be Arruebarrena or Rojas. Barney is simply bench depth.

  5. AndreTheGiantKiller 11 months ago

    Dee’s defense at second has been solid. This makes more sense if they view him as a SS taking over for Rojas as Hanley’s late inning replacement. Any Cubs fans know what he’s like at short??

    • Jesus Gutierrez 11 months ago

      probably not as great as Rojas

    • Mackster248 11 months ago

      He’s just going to be a UTIL bench, much like what Punto and Shoemaker was for us last year.

    • Vail Beach 11 months ago

      The D’s middle infield depth can’t seem to survive Albuquerque, suddenly a rough neighborhood for middle-infielders.

    • JCurrie39 11 months ago

      Didn’t play much SS at the MLB level but played there extensively in the minors. If he is 90% as good at SS as he is at 2nd base you got yourself a gem. You also got the best defensive 2nd basemen in baseball on the cheap.

  6. sherrilltradedooverexperience 11 months ago

    can Barney be persuaded in allowing his walk up song be the barney show theme for a few games?

  7. slyfox1908 11 months ago

    Did the Cubs get Blake DeWitt?

  8. oleosmirf 11 months ago

    Nice little move for the Dodgers.

  9. cubbyrick 11 months ago

    Barney was a better shortstop than Castro. Nice move for L.A. as a late inning guy who is plus defender in the middle of the infield. Also can give a day off to regulars. HE IS NOT A REGULAR PLAYER.

    • asovermann 11 months ago

      Wouldn’t call him a shortstop at all.

      • Chris Adams 11 months ago

        Then you would be wrong

        • asovermann 11 months ago

          Who cares what he played in the minors. Jim Thome played a season of SS in the minors. Was he a SS, no. Barney hasn’t played a full time SS in 4 years. He’s played 2nd base 99% of the time, he’s a 2nd baseman.

          • cubbyrick 11 months ago

            This comes from the Dodgers web site. “Barney provides additional infield depth, particularly at shortstop, where Miguel Rojas has been the backup and late-inning replacement for starter Hanley Ramirez.

          • peregrintook69 11 months ago

            4176.1 innings 2nd base – 96%
            131.2 innings SS – 3%
            34 innings at 3rd – 1%
            Hahaha so close!

          • peregrintook69 11 months ago

            4176.1 innings 2nd base – 96%
            131.2 innings SS – 3%
            34 innings at 3rd – 1%
            Hahaha so close!

          • Chris Adams 11 months ago

            You would still be wrong. If you have watched Barney play and don’t think he could man SS, then you have no clue what you are talking about.

          • asovermann 11 months ago

            Maybe, but he’s only played 19 games of SS in 5 seasons, how should we know if he can or can’t? Wouldn’t the Cubs have moved Castro to 2nd if Barney was soooo much better at SS? Scouting reports said he had an average arm and average range at SS.

          • Chris Adams 11 months ago

            His range or ability isn’t whats in question in my mind. I will concede that his arm would maybe be a problem. He has played a few games at SS in regular season and some in spring training, as recently as this past one. The guy can field without a doubt but like I said it may have been a concern over his arm not being good enough.

          • Chris Adams 11 months ago

            His range or ability isn’t whats in question in my mind. I will concede that his arm would maybe be a problem. He has played a few games at SS in regular season and some in spring training, as recently as this past one. The guy can field without a doubt but like I said it may have been a concern over his arm not being good enough.

          • Chris Adams 11 months ago

            You would still be wrong. If you have watched Barney play and don’t think he could man SS, then you have no clue what you are talking about.

      • cubbyrick 11 months ago

        Shortstop is his best position. Has not played it since minors. Was moved to 2nd because of Castro’s bat.

        • Jonas Salk 11 months ago

          No, that is not how it works. Barney does not have the range to play everyday SS. Castro had far more upside as a SS because he is much more athletic which leads to wider range and a much stronger arm. If Barney was so much better or had more potential at short stop they could have moved Castro to 2nd without any problem. The players simply projected better at the positions they were assigned.
          Look across town at the White Sox and how they handled Beckham (their version of Barney – though slightly better hitter and slightly less defense). Now Beckham was the top tier prospect in that situation, played SS in college and played it well. But with his skill set said he projected better as a second baseman so they moved him there and kept Alexi Ramirez at SS despite him having previously played 2nd base.

          • cubbyrick 11 months ago

            Again, this comes direct from the Dodgers web site. “This comes from the Dodgers web site. “Barney provides additional
            infield depth, particularly at shortstop, where Miguel Rojas has been
            the backup and late-inning replacement for starter Hanley Ramirez.
            Remember, he is NOT going to be a regular. This is a late inning replacement, and believe me he probably has more range than Castro.

          • Jonas Salk 11 months ago

            No, he doesn’t have more range than Castro. It’s not even close. SS is a far more important defensive position than 2nd. You need a guy who can cover a lot of ground and has the arm. Barney did not, which is why he was moved to 2nd base. Castro has those talents, he just hasn’t been able to put it together on the field to live up to the talent.
            I’m not saying Barney can’t play SS in a pinch, but it’s not a position suited for him due to his skills set.
            BTW, it doesn’t matter which site you got that from. Of course the Dodgers are going to say all kinds of glowing things about a guy they picked up who was designated for assignment. Since that is where you were getting him from you have to tell lies to make it sound good. If he was an actual valuable player he wouldn’t have been designated for assignment. So let’s see if they use him as that late inning replacement at SS before we go believing what the company mouthpiece said to the media.
            This reminds me of when the Rangers got Alex Rios. They went on about how he can play CF, which was total bs. He was a good RF, but a horrible CF.

          • Zonk 11 months ago

            Per Jim Calls last year, he is a better defensive shortstop than Castro. He ONLY moved because of Castro

          • Jonas Salk 11 months ago

            Castro struggled last year offensively and defensively. Callis was talking about how Barney MAY be the better defensive short stop at the time. That had everything to do with how poorly Castro was playing, not how good Barney could be at SS.

        • dieharddodgerfan 11 months ago

          Yeah, I would not be shocked if Barney is used as the 2B/SS defensive utility player. I figure Miguel Rojas will get demoted. Justin Turner will likely be Uribe’s back up and also occasionally start at 2B against a lefty for Dee. I’ve always liked Barney. As a utility player he can definitely provide value.

  10. asovermann 11 months ago

    Cubs get PTBNL

  11. Interesting. Wonder why Giants didn’t make a play for him. Possibly considered insurance for LA given Arrrrrribuena just put himself out of the picture and will be out for awhile, Triunfel is bad, Figgins is injured and Guerrero will get the call up by September but isn’t as good defensively as Barney. So in this sense it makes sense, but Rojas seemed like he was doing fine. Presumably DB didn’t cost the Dodgers much.

    • Jesus Gutierrez 11 months ago

      guerrero is pretty bad defensively

      • vtadave 11 months ago

        Not true. He’s still adjusting to a new position, but I wouldn’t say he’s terrible.

  12. Jose Villasano 11 months ago

    But can he get on base

    • asovermann 11 months ago

      Statistics say no, he can’t. lol

    • vtadave 11 months ago

      .265 OBP, so no, not really.

    • GetToTheChoppa 11 months ago

      He can get on base. Every player on every MLB team can get on base. The real question is an he get on base adequately? And no he cannot.

  13. rodney davis 11 months ago

    A senseless move by the DODGERS, take care of your own business, let the GIANTS do whatever….

  14. rodney davis 11 months ago

    All this trade Kemp talk is nonsense…..the line up is set or you can swap Agon and Henley….

    • WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 11 months ago

      Rumors on the Kemp front are bound to continue. The Dodgers have Kemp, Crawford, Puig, Either and Pederson, the only true CF of the bunch, waiting in the minors.

      Puig and Pederson are said to be untouchable. Either and Crawford are not performing well enough to garner much trade interest so the rumors have centered around Kemp.

      • Jesus Gutierrez 11 months ago

        Pederson is not untouchable , Urias and Seager should be the only untouchable players

        • WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 11 months ago

          I can’t say i know enough about Pederson to evaluate him. Just recent reports have said the Dodgers are not open to trading Pederson, Urias or Seager. Also Pederson is the only Of’er out of the 3 and the only even close to MLB ready CF’er the Dodgers have.

          • thegrayrace 11 months ago

            The Dodgers seem to feel Puig can handle CF. So far, he looks alright there. Pederson is not considered an elite defender at CF by any means. He profiles more as a corner outfielder, and would be an average CFer at best.

            Seager is probably the most untouchable of the bunch, followed by Urias. Pederson is expendable. The Dodgers would certainly prefer to move Ethier or Crawford (and maybe even Kemp), but they’ll be open to trading Pederson in the right deal.

          • thegrayrace 11 months ago

            The Dodgers seem to feel Puig can handle CF. So far, he looks alright there. Pederson is not considered an elite defender at CF by any means. He profiles more as a corner outfielder, and would be an average CFer at best.

            Seager is probably the most untouchable of the bunch, followed by Urias. Pederson is expendable. The Dodgers would certainly prefer to move Ethier or Crawford (and maybe even Kemp), but they’ll be open to trading Pederson in the right deal.

    • Jonas Salk 11 months ago

      How is Kemp tradable? Unless the Dodgers eat most of his salary I don’t see how it is possible to move a guy who is owed $118 million dollars over the next 5 years. That is the worst deal since Soriano’s from the Cubs. And to be honest, looking at the numbers Soriano was closer to being worth it than Kemp.

      • GetToTheChoppa 11 months ago

        If they were to move Seager, Pederson, or Urias in a kemp deal they wouldn’t eat much salary if at all. If they really wanna get out from under that commitment they’ll need to part with prospects to do so. If not they’re giving kemp away for free to whomever they trade him to while eating 70-90 mill of his salary.

  15. koufaxblue 11 months ago

    The Giants missed out on Barney great pickup for the Dodgers.

  16. Cameron Harris 11 months ago

    Dee Gordon has been takeing fly balls in center so he might move to center with a trade of kemp or eather

    • Let's go Dodgers 11 months ago

      Not gonna happen. Dee has found a home at 2B and was an all star. Dodgers are not going to move an all star when we have a future star center fielder waiting in the minors

      • Baloo 11 months ago

        Crawford not much better than a fourth outfielder these days, and Andre Either is awful, why not Gordon in center, Puig in left and Pederson in right? Kemp I think will indeed be moved. There’s Alex Guerrero to be accounted for as well.

        Regardless, Dodgers are looking stacked right now. They’ve got major league talent, they’ve got minor league talent, and they have a payroll that rivals the Yankees. Ned Colletti must be grinning ear to ear. You can never have too much depth.

        • BlueSkyLA 11 months ago

          You said it yourself, Crawford and Ethier are the odd men out. But it’s Kemp they should trade. Okay, that left me scratching my head.

          • Baloo 11 months ago

            Kemp is consistently injury-prone but still has value, and his contract is an albatross. Plus he seems to want to get out of LA. Don’t think it has much to do with him not being an everyday player or a good piece to the Dodgers, but more personal than that.

          • BlueSkyLA 11 months ago

            How many games did he miss to injury before colliding with a wall and fracturing his ankle sliding? I think you will find the answer to that question is “zero.” Plus, there’s nothing to the rumor that he wants to “get out of LA.” Also, the contract is has no bearing on whether the Dodgers need him in the lineup. Which, most certainly, they do.

        • thegrayrace 11 months ago

          Not going to happen. Gordon has been incredible defensively at 2B, they’re not going to experiment with him in CF in the middle of a pennant race and weaken 2B defense (arguably a much more important defensive position) in the process.

          The Dodgers have 6 outfielders in their system that could be starters – Crawford and Ethier the worst of the 6. If Puig doesn’t work out in CF, the Dodgers will probably put Pederson there. But the offense provided by Puig, Kemp, Van Slyke and potentially Pederson should offset the defensive liability of Puig or Pederson in CF.

      • Sean 11 months ago

        Injuries, they happen. Sharpening players skill at multiple positions and creating versatility is smart baseball. Look at Zobrist.

    • dieharddodgerfan 11 months ago

      You’re probably joking, but I could see Dee being a quintessential CF. With his speed, he’d probably track down many balls that most couldn’t get to.

      And if Dee could ever play both CF and 2B he’d be invaluable to a team like the Dodgers.

  17. s7twoseven 11 months ago

    You know, I’m thrilled that Barney’s going to get another shot somewhere. The poor guy sits down for 2 days for his wife to give birth and Alcantara steals his job. It was the right move for the Cubs obviously, but it’s got to suck getting Wally Pipp’ed like that

  18. Jeff Snedden 11 months ago

    Always been a fan of Barney, reminds me of a gritty 1950’s type player. Nice pickup by LA.

  19. FOmeOLS 11 months ago

    Orioles have three Darwin Barneys on the roster. Wishing him all the best, but very glad the Orioles didn’t follow up on their initial interest in him.

    • Baloo 11 months ago

      Buck is all about defense, so it doesn’t surprise me that they would think about acquiring a guy like Barney.

    • Baloo 11 months ago

      Buck is all about defense, so it doesn’t surprise me that they would think about acquiring a guy like Barney.

  20. Shane Flannagan 11 months ago

    Well that means the Dodgers are winning it all. ( Theriot – Cardinals and Fontenot – Giants)

  21. xHoratiox 11 months ago

    Do you think this means Alcantara stays up with the Cubs? Thoughts? I know they have him in center but also wondered if any Cubs fan know what his defense has looked like so far…

    • jb226 11 months ago

      To my eye, he’s looked pretty good. I’m sure there is a lot to learn still, since he only just started playing the outfield this season in the minors. But he’s got a nice arm and good speed that makes up for the lack of experience.

      And yes, I think he’s up all year. Not only that, I think he’s penciled into the starting lineup in 2015. I can’t envision anybody who knocks him off the roster.

    • Larry DePaoli 11 months ago

      Alcantara has been splitting time at 2B with Valbuena (since Bonafacio returned from DL) and spending the rest of the time in the outfield. I suspect the Cubs will want Alcantera to work out in the OF more than 2B because Baez will be up soon (worth noting, Baez had spent some time in the OF before being promoted to Iowa. He is playing SS in Iowa). The other consideration is newly acquired Addison Russell (A’s top prospect for Samardzija) who, by trade, is a SS. Would stand to reason that somebody is getting traded. Doubtful that’s Alcantera.

  22. JustFatOlMe 11 months ago

    So,the Cubs had to pay someone to take Barney? Great deal,Theo! NOT

    • sourbob 11 months ago

      They helped cover his salary–which they would have had to do if he were released anyway–and are getting a PTBNL. Actually, it is a good deal, they get a free player for a guy they were dumping either way.

      • JustFatOlMe 11 months ago

        Any guess as to the talent level of said PTBNL?

        • sourbob 11 months ago

          That may be in flux. Sometimes, teams have a handshake deal that the PTBNL will be chosen from agreed upon names based on how the other end of the trade goes. That is, it may be that if Barney sticks as a Dodger until the end of the year, the Cubs will get a slightly better player than if he ends up designated again in a few weeks.

          It’s hard to imagine any case where the return for Barney is *that* good, though. Organizational depth, a too-old for his level guy with some good points and some problems, or a toolsy guy with terrible results in the low minors, most likely.

    • Shane Flannagan 11 months ago

      Can you just get over the fact that Barney isn’t good? Tired of so called Cubs’ fans thinking he was good. The guy cant hit, period.

      • JustFatOlMe 11 months ago

        Show me where I said he was any good.But he was on the payroll,so they should have gotten SOMETHING in return,even if it was just a bucket of used baseballs.

  23. Ron Karate 11 months ago

    The Dodgers saw how bad Uggla was the last three days and blocked the Giants. The A’s coulda used him, too.

  24. bigbadjohnny 11 months ago

    Cubs will not have to worry about second base for the next ten years with Baez at that position.

  25. Gumby65 11 months ago

    Nobody but the Dodgers needed the defensive 2nd baseman the calliber of Darwin Barney, what with the questions coming out of ST with Gordon, Guererro, etc… What? Gordon’s done OK? Gee, I wonder if another team in the NL West could have had him and his Gold Glove on the cheap… Surely, somebody had to do research and all…

  26. Gregory J. Toma 11 months ago

    They very well might have acquired him because a team they are in trade talk with over bigger names, liked Barney as part of a package deal.

  27. Gumby65 11 months ago

    Best part, Giants have Uggla starting at 2B, while Barney’s flight just got diverted to Albuquerque

    • BlueSkyLA 11 months ago

      Optioned to triple-A. That was sort of a surprise.

      • meep 11 months ago

        maybe they want him to work on his bat for a few game before bring him up

        • BlueSkyLA 11 months ago

          Did he bring a bat? Seriously, I figured Rojas goes down and Barney stays. Neither of them hit. That may happen yet.

          • meep 11 months ago

            well who knows the reason is but i doubt he will be down for long with the glove he has

          • meep 11 months ago

            well who knows the reason is but i doubt he will be down for long with the glove he has

    • Cdiaz 11 months ago

      Probably dodgers would use barney as back up for hanley , couple of games at shortstop in triple A , then recall him.

  28. Tko11 11 months ago

    Seems like a pretty good return for Barney…Martinez has 91ks to 19 walks in 106 innings. Seems like those k/bb numbers are consistent in his career so far too.

    • DippityDoo 11 months ago

      Ready for the trip to Daytona as well. He’s done a season of that at A ball.

  29. Jonathan Barlock 11 months ago

    Seems like Alex Rios to the Mariners is very likely now.

  30. meep 11 months ago

    these are the type of trades dodgers needs

  31. meep 11 months ago

    next trade get a guy like tommy milone

  32. sherrilltradedooverexperience 11 months ago

    cubs made out well

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