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Barney, Carrera reach deals with Jays to avoid arbitration

Darwin Barney has agreed to a $2,887,500, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays to avoid salary arbitration, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team had made no formal announcement about the deal. Blue Jays outfielder Ezequiel Carrera also avoided arbitration, agreeing on a $1,162,500, one-year...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

AP Source: Barney, Blue Jays reach deal to avoid arbitration

A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that second baseman Darwin Barney has agreed to a $2,887,500, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, avoiding salary arbitration. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team had made no formal announcement of the deal. The utilityman played at least 25 games each at second base...
Via Associated Press
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yasiel Puig guns down Darwin Barney

Darwin Barney didn’t get the memo: don’t run on Yasiel Puig. Somehow, this former teammate of Puig’s challenged the Dodger outfielder in the bottom of the third inning on Friday…to unsuccessful results. With none out, Barney laced one down the right-field line of Toronto’s Rogers Centre — certainly an extra-base it in the making. The ball took a friendly carom off...
Via The Sports Daily
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Darwin Barney, tender contracts to remaining 7 eligible for arbitration

The Dodgers went right down to the midnight deadline for tendering contracts to unsigned players on the 40-man roster, and they had to make a decision on eight players eligible for salary arbitration in pitchers Kenley Jansen and Juan Nicasio, catchers A.J. Ellis and Drew Butera, utility infielders Justin Turner and Darwin Barney, utility outfielder Chris Heisey, and second...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Darwin Barney Can Help the Dodgers

I once had an argument with Darwin Barney about whether or not he had any trade value. This is me, gloating that I was right — the Dodgers traded for the Cubs infielder on Monday. Then again, maybe Barney had a point. We’ll have to see what the player to be named later looks like. […]
Via Fangraphs
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Darwin Barney edition

For the last four seasons the Chicago Cubs have had the luxury of sending out one of the best defensive second baseman every day. A man that has a career fielding percentage of .989. The 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove award winner in a year in which he posted a defensive WAR of 3.7 and fielding percentage of .997. Yet this man should be traded if the Cubs are to improve for the future...
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The future of Darwin Barney could be in question

It really hasn’t been a banner month for Chicago Cub second baseman Darwin Barney. Barney continues to struggle at the plate, barely hitting his weight by the end of April and ranking last on the team in a couple of offensive categories. Barney currently ranks last on the Cubs in average with hitters that have had at least 25 at-bats, putting up a merely .122 on his stat sheet...
May 05, 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...
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs, Barney agree to $2.3 million, 1-year deal

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $2.3 million, one-year contract with second baseman Darwin Barney, avoiding arbitration. A Gold Glove winner in 2012, Barney committed just four errors with a .993 fielding percentage last season. But he also batted .208. The agreement leaves pitcher Jeff Samardzija as the team's only remaining player in arbitration. Chicago also announced Thursday...
Via Associated Press
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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