Here are Tuesday’s minor moves from around the game…
- The Blue Jays announced that right-hander Danny Barnes has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Triple-A Buffalo. He’ll be in Major League Spring Training as a non-roster invitee. Barnes, 29, was designated for assignment when the organization signed Freddy Galvis last week. Barnes pitched to a 3.55 ERA with 8.5 K/9 and 3.3 B/9 through 66 innings of relief for the 2017 Jays but saw those numbers plummet to a 5.71 ERA with 8.4 K/9 against 4.8 BB/9 in 41 innings this past season. As an extreme fly-ball pitcher with a relatively modest fastball, home runs have been especially problematic for Barnes over the past couple of seasons (1.43 HR/9).
- Left-hander Pat Dean announced on Instagram this week that he’s returning to the Twins organization on a minor league contract after spending the 2017-18 seasons pitching for the Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization. Originally a third-round pick back in 2010, Dean ascended to the Majors with the Twins as a 26-year-old in 2016 but was hit hard; in 67 1/3 innings, Dean was tagged for a 6.28 ERA with 6.7 K/9 against 3.1 BB/9. That represents his only MLB experience to date, though Dean does have a lifetime 3.50 ERA in 306 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level. Dean had a solid first season in the hitter-friendly KBO before struggling to a 6.26 ERA there in his second season. He’ll give the Twins some left-handed depth in the upper minors — be it as a starter or reliever.
First, David Robertson is his own agent, and now Pat Dean is handling his own press releases. Waiting for a guy to announce his own at bat, with in game mics.
Lol this is awesome
There’s more than one way into the HOF.
Could the player who carries own bags be around the corner?
Danny Barnes, what a good bullpen guy until he got hurt. Impinged shoulder. What a nightmare injury.
No wonder he started to slide. I hope he gets it back.
He has blown every save opportunity he’s gotten with the Jays. Referring to him as “…a good bullpen guy…” is false advertising. He was okay. At best. At times.
That’s a REALLY misleading way to read that stat… he wasn’t actually given “save chances” he (like every other reliever in baseball) just gets charged a “blown save” every time he enters the game with a lead and leaves without it (albeit in a tie or trailing). You can’t use “blown saves” to determine a middle reliever’s value that’s like saying a guy who hit .315 sucks because he only had 35 RBI’s – while not taking into account that he was mainly used as a leadoff hitter…
Are you his agent?
Barnes had his ERA under 2 heading into May, and was sent down with a 2.57 ERA. Part of the numbers had to be psychological; you are a reliever pitching for a team that thinks nothing of you, you perform and you’re still sent down.
That’s the hard truth about Danny Barnes. This is now the 3rd GM regime in a row that has no problem punishing success and rewarding failure. And Jays fans still wonder why this team does not win consistently.
By that logic, your criticism of the jays management of RP with options is literally how every team operates. It’s a byproduct of teams not wanting the SP to go 3rd time through the order.
Your point has absolutely nothing to do with what I said. Your last line is obvious. Yes SP are pulled early. My point was the organization didn’t care for Danny Barnes regardless of how well he was pitching. They could have made another move elsewhere and chose not to. This organization has made a habit of helping bad players and demoting performing players. That’s a simple fact.
I checked this article just to see if a Machado/Harper signing was in it
One good thing about Pat Dean was his K/BB ratio last season.