Cubs Acquire Felix Doubront and Jonathan Martinez

The Cubs have been surprisingly active today, completing the Darwin Barney trade with the Dodgers, acquiring Felix Doubront from the Red Sox, and reportedly nearing a deal that would ship Emilio Bonifacio to… well, somewhere. Jonathan Martinez Martinez is a 20 year-old righty out of Venezuela who has now been named as the Barney return. In 2011 and 2012, he performed well enough...
Via Obstructed View
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DFP: Technical Difficulties and Selfish Sutcliffe

Technical Difficulties I know that many of you are struggling with the question of whether life is worth living in the wake of yesterday’s Darwin Barney trade. Know that OVBlog is dealing with the same struggle. Hold fast, you patient ones. We will get through this together. (Alternate theory: evil genius Brett is planning to shut down the entire Cub blogosphere tomorrow as part...
Via Obstructed View
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hug Watch 2014

With the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline now two days away, fans of all teams need to watch for the hugs that precede the trade of a teammate. The Chicago Cubs already got a jump start on every other team when they traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel on Independence Day, which netted them a good return of Addison Russell and then some. The Cubs also traded Darwin...
Via World Series Dreaming
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Dodgers acquire Darwin Barney

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder Darwin Barney from the Chicago Cubs. The deal was first reported by Mark Gonzales of the
Via On-Base Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

OUCH! Cubs trade Darwin Barney for player to be named

The Chicago Cubs today traded infielder Darwin Barney and a cash consideration to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later. OUCH BABE! Remember when he was relevant? When he was possibly considered “a piece” in “the rebuild?” At least defensively, he was thought to be something, Now this is his fate.    The one AAA leader hits once gave Cubs fans such high...
Via The Sports Bank
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers acquire Darwin Barney from Cubs

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a move in an attempt to shore up their infield depth by acquiring second baseman Darwin Barney from the Chicago Cubs. Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune first reported a deal was close to getting done. Darwin barney to dodgers should be finalized soon — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 28, 2014 According to Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Sun...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs

Darwin Barney is now a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.#145494417 / gettyimages.comChris Cotillo of the MLB Daily Dish broke the official news,Source: #Dodgers acquire Darwin Barney from #Cubs. Done deal. @MDGonzales said it was close.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 28, 2014As for the return going to back to Chicago's north side,Cubs get PTBNL for Barney— Gordon Wittenmyer...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

I heard a rumor that the Dodgers might go after Darwin Barney over the weekend, but gave it literally almost no thought whatsoever, because I was on vacation, and screw it, it’s just Darwin Barney. Then David Vassegh mentioned earlier today that the interest might be real, and now, apparently, it is: Barney is reportedly a Dodger, per the Internet. The particulars, first. Barney...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Darwin Barney is Heading West

Posted to Lovable LosersCHICAGO — The former Gold Glove winning second baseman, Darwin Barney, has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. No views yet
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Emilio Bonifacio activated, Darwin Barney DFA

The Chicago Cubs have activated second baseman/center fielder Emilio Bonifacio from the disabled list and, to make room for him, designated second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment. Barney's DFA answers the question of what the Cubs will do with Arismendy Alcantara when Bonifacio returns.MLB.com's Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat announced the news Tuesday afternoon....
Via MLB Injury News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yet Another Win For Darwinism; Barney DFA'd

Survival of the fittest and all, and Darwin Barney has just been naturally selected off of the Cubs 40-man roster. So Emilio Bonificaio is activated and Barney gets DFA'd, with Alcantara and Bonifacio both in the starting lineup tonight. Barney will end his Cubs career with over 2000 PA's (holy ****..really?) and a place in the Hall of Cubs Punch Lines. I'm sure a stand...
Via Cub Reporter
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Darwin Barney Designated for Assignment

Posted to Chicago CubsThe Chicago Cubs have DFA’d second baseman Darwin Barney. The #Cubs have activated IF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from the 15-day DL & IF Darwin Barney has been designated for assignment. — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 22, 2014 The 2012 gold glove winner is hitting .230 with 10 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 16 RBI in 72 games for the Cubs this...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bye Bye Barney?

The writing has been on the wall for a while now. Everyone in Chicago knew that Darwin Barney‘s days as the Chicago Cubs second baseman were numbered. Now, even those who are his biggest fans must know that Barney has no future with the Cubs. The picture has become quite clear after all that happened yesterday. In case you missed the news, one of the Cubs top prospects Javier Baez...
Via World Series Dreaming
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap: Debuts and Returns

This past week has been one noted, mostly, by some of the existing minor league players making debuts with the big league club.  Tsuyoshi Wada, Kyle Hendricks, and Arismendy Alcantara all made their ML debuts this week in Cincinnati. Alcantara got the call when Darwin Barney went on paternity leave and has been an instant spark plug, scoring the winning runs in both Thursday’s...
Via World Series Dreaming
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Call Up 2B Arismendy Alcantara

The Chicago Cubs and their fans will finally get a first-hand look at one of their highly-touted Minor League prospects as early as Wednesday. Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reported late Tuesday night that the Cubs have called up second baseman Arismendy Alcantara, one of the Cubs’ top prospects, to fill in for Darwin Barney for the next two days.Breaking: Arismendy Alcantara...
Via TopSportsReport
22 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Red Sox Ball Girl Makes A Couple Of Great Plays On Some Foul Balls

Your browser does not support iframes. The baseball season is often a long slog through the summer but every now and then something really cool happens, even if it doesn’t have much to do with the actual outcome of the games themselves. Take these instances which happened on Monday night. The Boston Red Sox were playing the Chicago Cubs and in the fifth inning Cubs batter Darwin...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Red Sox ball girl makes two impressive plays

Your browser does not support iframes.A Boston Red Sox ball girl displayed some impressive skills by snagging two foul balls, and nearly grabbing a third, during a fifth inning at-bat by Chicago Cubs batter Darwin Barney in Monday night's game.The foul balls by Barney were sharply hit grounders, but the Red Sox ball girl stepped to her left and grabbed them with her glove, making...
Via Holdout Sports
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Deshaies Still Has It

((HT: CSN Chicago))The Cubs Darwin Barney hit a foul straight back at Fenway tonight for the Cubs-Red Sox game when this happenedYour browser does not support iframes.No word on whether Deshaies, like his peer Tom Hamilton, sent the ball back into the stands...
Via Online Sports Guys
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs broadcaster makes barehanded grab in Boston (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Chicago Cubs broadcaster Jim Deshaies made a nice barehanded grab on a foul ball that was hit into the booth during Monday night's game in Boston.It happened in the top of the second as Cubs batter Darwin Barney hit the 1-0 pitch foul up to the broadcast booth behind the plate. Deshaies didn't even get up from his seat as he nonchalantly...
Via Holdout Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees 4, Cubs 2 (Warning: House of Cards Spoilers)

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Hector Rondon blew his first save on a DARWIN BARNEY ERROR, and Joe Truth shat the bed in the 13th. Three Up 1. Jeff Samardzija was awesome (again). He didn’t get the win (again). The Cubs lost the game (again). 2. Junior Lake! He did really well today, notching 3 singles and raising his season line to .272/.295/.464. Still needs to take more walks, but...
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May 22, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 15: A Coconut Crab With Darwin Barney`s Glove by Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

There Is No Offseason is a podcast that focuses exclusively on dynasty and long-term keeper formats. We talk major leagues, minor leagues and we never miss an opportunity to take a jab at Craig.
Via Baseball Prospectus
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Renteria’s talk pays dividends in Cubs’ victory over Reds

Asked whether he had a meeting with his team after an uninspired loss to the Reds on Friday, Cubs manager Rick Renteria half-denied, half-sidestepped the question. By players’ accounts Saturday, it was more of a one-way conversation. Meetings generally are participatory. This one was a lesson on intensity, focus and approach. “When Ricky talks and shows emotion, it means something...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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