Padres 4, Dodgers 1: The Dog Days Of August

This game was pretty bad, and I’m annoyed at everyone that I actually stayed up to watch it. Roberto Hernandez pitched basically how you’d expect a fungible starter to pitch, which is to say, he lasted only five innings, allowing 10 baserunners and four runs (three earned). Here’s why that run was unearned, thanks to Scott Van Slyke, but mostly thanks to Brim for the GIF: ...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres @ Dodgers Aug. 20, 2014: Time To Panic, Probably

You know, we’ve been talking a lot about Zack Greinke‘s elbow lately, but there was still the possibility of burying your head in the sand and pretending it wasn’t a real thing. Padres Dodgers 7:10 p.m. PT Los Angeles, Ca. 3B Solarte 2B Barney CF Almonte CF Puig LF Smith 1B Gonzalez 2B Gyorko RF Kemp ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Braves August 12, 2014: Oh Good, More Dan Haren

While the Braves trot out the same lineup we’ve seen the last two nights, the Dodgers’ definitely has a “we’re in the middle of a really long time between days off” feel to it. Dodgers Braves 4:10 p.m. PT Atlanta, Ga. LF Crawford SS Bonifacio CF Puig 2B La Stella RF Kemp 1B Freeman 1B Van Slyke LF J...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Brewers August 10, 2014: Hanley Out, Barney In

The last few days have been so much fun around Dodger-land — Roberto Hernandez! Kevin Correia, who might start tomorrow! – that it’s easy to forget that if they don’t win today’s series finale in Milwaukee, they’ll limp out of Wisconsin having been swept by a potential playoff opponent. (Colt Hynes, by the way, was DFA’d to make room for Correia on the 40-man roster...
Via Dodgers Digest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers SS Ramirez to DL with oblique strain, Barney called up

  The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed shortstop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right rib cage muscle. Ramirez felt tightness in his right side before Friday night's game, the start of a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers. He walked in the first inning of that game before being removed in the bottom of the inning. Ramirez had an MRI on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers recall Darwin Barney from Triple-A

Getty Images The Los Angeles Dodgeres have recalled infielder Darwin Barney from Triple-A Albuquerque. Barney, 28, had been seeing time at shortstop while with Albuquerque even though he had been used as a second baseman during his time with the Chicago Cubs. While Barney is a superb defender he will not provide much at the plate hitting just .230/.265/.328 with two home runs and...
Via Tireball.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Hanley Ramirez hits DL

UPDATED 11:35 ET: Ramirez has been  placed on the DL as expected, with Darwin Barney being activated to take his place. MLB Roster Moves tweeted the official move.Original article:The Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the Milwaukee Brewers last night by the score of 4-1. The Dodgers, who are 12th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, managed just four hits. The loss dropped the Dodgers...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves @ Dodgers July 31, 2014: A Reminder About Waivers

Now that the Dodgers have gone through the July trade deadline without doing anything (unless you count Darwin Barney), the waiver trading process looms on the horizon. There’s an important annual reminder to be made, and that’s the fact that you’re going to hear a lot about Dodger players going through the system. Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, and Matt Kemp will be put on...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

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
23 days 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
24 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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
25 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
25 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...
Via Sports-Glory
25 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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
25 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers acquire Barney in trade with Cubs

The Dodgers have acquired Darwin Barney from the Cubs.
Via dodgers.scout.com
25 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
July 22, 2014  |  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
July 22, 2014  |  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
July 22, 2014  |  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
July 18, 2014  |  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
July 09, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 03, 2014  |  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
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