Found November 19, 2011 on Fox Sports:
The Pirates are close to signing free-agent shortstop Clint Barmes, according to major-league sources. Barmes, 32, is expected to receive a two-year deal in the $10 million range. The Brewers and Giants also had expressed interest in Barmes, who spent last season with the Astros, batting .244/.312/.386. Barmes, who played for Pirates manager Clint Hurdle in Colorado, would become the team's everyday shortstop, replacing free agent Ronny Cedeno. The Pirates earlier this offseason signed free-agent catcher Rod Barajas to a one-year, $4 million deal.

Pirates Agree to Terms With Clint Barmes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with shortstop Clint Barmes on a two year deal, according to Brian McTaggart of  We heard previously that the Pirates were the leaders for Barmes, and were close to signing him.  The team hasn’t made an official announcement on the move, although the article mentions that Barmes was taking a physical today, which usually comes...

Pirates, Barmes agree to a two-year, $10.5 MM deal

Infielder Clint Barmes told that he agreed to a two-year, $10.5 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates according to Brian McTaggart of Barmes said he chose the Pirates because they guaranteed him a two-year deal and was able to reunite with manager Clint Hurdle. “In talking with my agent and talking with the club, they were wanting to make a decision and they...

Thoughts on Clint Barmes

I’m still trying to figure out exactly how I feel about the Pirates signing Clint Barmes to a two year, $10.5 million deal. Barmes figures to be your Bucco shortstop for the next two years (barring any deer meat incidents). At first, I didn’t really understand why the Pirates wanted Barmes so badly over Ronny Cedeno and his $3 million option. Cedeno is younger and is generally...

Brewers look elsewhere with Barmes off table

One of the Brewers' potential 2012 shortstops fell off the market Monday when Clint Barmes confirmed he'd chosen a two-year, $10.5 million deal with the Pirates. Barmes deal done

Brian McTaggert is reporting for this morning that Clint Barmes has officially signed with the Pirates for two years and $10.5 million. I said I'd write more when the deal was official, so let's get two it. I'll start with two statements: I'm pretty sure that Barmes will be better than Cedeno in 2012, and if Barmes can hit enough that he's as good in 2012...

Pirates near deal with shortstop Clint Barmes

The Pirates are close to signing Houston free agent shortstop Clint Barmes to a two-year contract worth $10.5 million, filling a significant hole in their starting lineup, according to sources.

Pittsburgh Pirates make a bad decision in signing Clint Barmes

Time to catch up on a few deals from the last few days. The Pittsburgh Pirates giving two years and $10.5 million to Clint Barmes was the head-scratc...

Pirates sign shortstop Barmes to two-year deal

The Pirates filled another hole in their defense and continued their aggressive approach to free agency Monday when they agreed to terms with shortstop Clint Barmes.

Barmes Official, Jeroloman Designated For Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the signing of Clint Barmes, and have designated catcher Brian Jeroloman for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.  You can read my recap of the Barmes deal here.  The Pirates claimed Jeroloman on Friday off of waivers from Toronto.  If he clears waivers they can outright him to AAA.

Is There A Market For Bartlett?

Mediocre middle infielders have dominated free agency in the early going. Mark Ellis, Clint Barmes and Jamey Carroll have each signed relatively lucrative multi-year contracts at a time when most teams seek bigger impact players. The run on these defense-first, lighter-hitting infielders means that some teams will need to get creative to fill holes at shortstop or second base. These...

Rosenthal: Pirates leaders for Clint Barmes

Ken Rosenthal tweets this afternoon that the Pirates appear to be the leaders to sign the services of Clint Barmes this winter to what would likely be a two-year deal. The Brewers and Giants are also in the mix. Barmes was a pretty good player for the Astros last year, turning in some impressive glovework at shortstop with just a hint of pop (12 homers). On the whole, though, I...

Pirates Leaders For Barmes

Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are the leaders for infield free agent Clint Barmes.  Rosenthal adds that the Giants and Brewers are both involved, and that a two year deal seems likely. We’ve heard the Pirates and Barmes linked together in the past, although it’s mostly been drawing the line between Barmes wanting a starting shortstop gig and the Pirates having...
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