CLINT BARMES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mercer and Barmes: Defensive Difference in Pittsburgh

Jordy Mercer is the new starting shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Clint Barmes is now a moving part, an accomplished glove man on call at multiple infield positions. The shift will have an impact on both sides of the ball. From an offensive standpoint, the changing of the guard makes perfect sense. The 35-year-old Barmes […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs waste no time moving Barmes around infield

Clint Barmes started at shortstop, batting second, in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. He's slated to start at second base, batting ninth, in Saturday's game against the Rays at McKechnie Field. With Jordy Mercer expected to be the club's everyday shortstop, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said to expect to see Barmes playing a little...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Barmes is back

To the surprise of nobody (but to the chagrin of many), the Pirates have re-signed shortstop Clint Barmes to a one year deal worth $2 million. Barmes will probably be taking a reduced role behind Jordy Mercer as a backup, late inning defensive replacement, and occasional starter. He made $10.5M over the last two years, so this is a pretty significant pay cut for him….but I think...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Toronto Blue Jays ideal trade partner

(Opening image Jose Reyes, image credit cbc.  Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug) As the July 31st MLB trade deadline approaches, the significant buyers and sellers begin to sort themselves out: some gearing up for a hopeful run at October, others attempting to salvage a disappointing campaign with an infusion of promising prospects. At 56-37 and 1 game back in the NL Central, it...
Via isportsweb.com
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Barmes Makes Adjustment, Improves at the Plate

The common (and mostly correct) assessment of what Clint Barmes brings to the Pirates is that he’s a player who provides a capable defensive option at shortstop but brings little to the table with his bat. One just needs to look to his 0 for 3 performance on Sunday against Houston to see that. Clint Barmes’ recent adjustments to his swing have paid off in hits and helped the...
Via Pirates Prospects
May 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates SS Clint Barmes keeping it simple in 2013

Clint Barmes knows his glove kept him in the Pittsburgh Pirates' lineup a year ago. The veteran shortstop hopes his bat chips in this season. Barmes says he spent the winter focusing on keeping things simple at the plate. He admits he tried to do too much too soon in 2012, when he hit a miserable .170 during April and May. Manager Clint Hurdle stuck with Barmes, however, because...
Via Fox Sports
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Clint Barmes is on my list.

I do not appreciate Barmes' contribution to the game today. FYI, tweets like this are welcome: #SocksUp! JONNY! @braveslove — Michelle(@uscfox) February 24, 2013 Tweets like this are not: @braveslove he has given up quite a few homers the past year. — Robert Baker (@baseballfan30) February 24, 2013 1. I'm blaming the wind. 2. Sometimes it's hard for me to remember...
Via Love My Bravos
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Trade rumors, part 2

Check out Part 1 of the series right here.  The players covered were Carlos Quentin, Justin Upton, Josh Willingham, and Chase Headley. The second in a multi-part series laying out what pieces are available to the Pittsburgh Pirates, how well they’ll mesh with the team, and what the Pirates may have to move in return…      (Opening image credit, SD Examiner) Part 2: ...
Via isportsweb.com
July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

How long do you stick with Clint Barmes?

Through 40 games, Clint Barmes is hitting .171/.200/.285. Last night, he drew a walk and doubled his season walk total. It's true that he was mostly signed to play defense, but it's hard to say that his defense has been anything better than about average at shortstop this year. Still, he's started more games than any Pirate other than Neil Walker this year. So how long...
Via WHYGAVS?
May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Sources: Barmes, Pirates close to deal

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...
Via Fox Sports
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss
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