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Cubs hit 3 HRs, break loose to beat Reds 8-4

CHICAGO (AP) -- Darwin Barney and Welington Castillo hit two-run homers and Mike Olt added a solo shot as the Chicago Cubs broke out of a weeklong offensive funk and beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 Saturday. Since scoring four times last Sunday in St. Louis, the Cubs had managed just one run before beating the Reds. Cincinnati had won 16 of the last 17 at Wrigley Field. Emilio Bonifacio...
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Tigers reportedly scouting Cubs infielder Darwin Barney, outfielder Nate Schierholtz

Two years ago, the Detroit Tigers reportedly made a strong push around the non-waiver trade deadline to acquire middle infielder Darwin Barney from the Chicago Cubs. A trade never came to fruition, but it appears the Tigers' interest in Barney hasn't dissipated. Barney, along with Cubs outfielder Nate Schierholtz, are both being scouted by Tigers vice president of player...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Key deals before arbitration

  The Chicago Cubs’ mantra consistently seems to be “there’s always next year.” But the club has sealed several deals the past few weeks, avoiding arbitration disagreements, which could help stop another bust season with these returning players. Below are some of the important moves the Cubs made recently. 1. Darwin Barney The second basemen avoided arbitration with a one...
Via isportsweb.com
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs: Darwin Barney trying to get back to the basics

Darwin Barney is looking for a fresh start. The 28-year-old former Gold Glove winner is most known for his defense at second base, but it was his work at the plate that dominated his attention last season, hitting a career-worst .208 with a .569 OPS. In the previous two-plus seasons in the majors, Barney sported a .263 average with a .654 OPS, totalling 6.9 WAR (2.7 offensive WAR...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees to talk with Cubs about Darwin Barney trade?

With Robinson Cano gone to Seattle, the New York Yankees need a second baseman. They recently signed Kelly Johnson, and they heavily pursued Omar Infante, who recently signed with Kansas City. They also turned down a chance at Brandon Phillips because they did not want to part with Brett Gardner or give Phillips a raise. With few other options available, the Chicago Cubs&...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Sat Funnies: Darwin Barney angers "The Cubs Way" Forefathers

I read the Cubs/Astros recap on ESPN and found this quote from Darwin Barney and couldn't help but think... what BLASPHEMY!The Forefathers must be furious!And then "Forefathers" led to George Washington so...Anyway, not to be taken too seriously, just hopefully making a laugh out of molehill.Happy to see the homers (nice one, Anthony!) and of course, Go Cubs.
Via Cub Reporter
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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Umps cause confusion during Cubs-Mets

Your browser does not support iframes.Mass confusion was the theme in the top of the ninth inning during the Cubs win over the Mets Saturday afternoon.Chicago had the bases loaded with no outs when Darwin Barney struck a ball to shallow center field. Mets center fielder Juan Lagares came charging in and appeared to make a shoestring catch to take away a hit from Barney. But wait...
Via Bush League Chronicle
June 15, 2013  |  1 Comment

Darwin Barney crashes into bullpen bench while attempting sliding catch of foul popup (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney crashed into a bullpen bench while attempting a sliding catch of a foul popup during the top of the fifth inning of Friday afternoon's game at Wrigley Field. Barney ran from the infield to chase down the popup in right field foul territory by Cincinnati Reds batter Zach Cozart, along with...
Via Holdout Sports
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Cubs Projections: Darwin Barney

Continuing our series, it's time to look at the 2013 Cubs Projections for Darwin Barney. Last spring Barney talked about hitting for more power. We knew he wouldn't be a power hitter or anything, but it was clear he and the Cubs wanted him to hit for a little more than he had. He did to some extent. He hit 7 home runs, which was 5 more than the previous season. He had a few...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Darwin Barney: regresssion candidate

Darwin Barney was among the 9 candidates Baseball Prospectus highlighted today in their Regression Candidates article. I think it goes without saying that Barney is likely to regress, but I'm sure a lot of Cubs fans don't agree with that. I really don't know that I actually think Barney will decline this season, but I do think he'll be one of the more interesting...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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