Buerhle, Blue Jays hit hard in 12-3 loss to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (AP) Mark Buehrle failed to become the fifth major leaguer to pitch 200 innings or more in 15 consecutive seasons, and the AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays missed out on home-field advantage throughout the playoffs as they lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 12-3 Sunday in their regular-season finale. Starting for the second time in three days, Buehrle (15-8) needed...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Tulo Out 2-3 Weeks; Barney Acquired

Some unfortunate news was delivered to the Toronto Blue Jays by their team doctors today. Troy Tulowitzki will be unavailable for game action for at least two, possibly three, weeks. This is just to allow the crack in his scapula to heal. Due to the location and the mildness of the injury, there is no other treatment plan but rest. However, Kevin Pillar will be picking up the tab...
Via Baseball Essential
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays add infield depth, trade for Dodgers' Barney

The Toronto Blue Jays' infield and lineup took a hit when Troy Tulowitzki exited Saturday's game with a fractured shoulder blade. To help add some depth and insurance, the Blue Jays traded for Darwin Barney of the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash or a player to be named later. As noted in the tweet above, since this trade came after August 31, Barney will not be eligible for playoffs...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers @ Dodgers June 18, 2015: Just Go With It

So, hey, we haven’t missed a thread yet, and tonight’s not going to be the first time. Close, though. Pretty, pretty close. Life, obligations, whatnot. So know that Daniel Coulombe is up, Chris Heisey is down, Darwin Barney is still in the organization (though without a 40-man spot), and here’s a lineup: Tonight's #Dodgers lineup vs. Rangers: Pederson CF Puig RF Gonzalez 1B...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers trade for SS Torreyes from Blue Jays

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired shortstop Ronald Torreyes in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday and designated second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment. Torreyes, 22, was acquired for cash considerations. Torreyes, assigned to Double-A Tulsa, is a career .299 hitter in the minor leagues, where he is spending his sixth season. Barney, who was signed...
Via AP on Fox
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Imagining a World Where Darwin Barney is Still Useful

Boy, that designated hitter talk sure hit the fan, didn’t it?  While none of us have to like it (myself included), there is an air of inevitability to it, particularly with some guy named Dan Vogelbach smashing baseballs down in Tennessee (but where ya gonna play him, eh?). Someone asked for proof that pitchers legitimately suck at hitting.  Well, it’s still very early on in...
Via World Series Dreaming
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners @ Dodgers April 14, 2015: David Huff Is A Real Person

You knew that David Huff was coming up to start tonight, right? This isn’t really news. We knew this yesterday, and we all but certainly knew that Darwin Barney would be optioned down to make room. That’s what happened. Huff up, Barney down. Mariners Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. LF Weeks SS Rollins CF Jackson...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners @ Dodgers April 13, 2015: Entirely Too Excited For Scott Van Slyke

Interleague play in April is never not weird. It was weird last year in Baltimore, and it’s weird with Seattle in Los Angeles tonight. Mariners Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. CF Ackley SS Barney LF Smith RF Puig 2B Cano 1B Gonzalez RF Cruz 2B Kendrick 3B Seager ...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon League Helps Clear Up The 40-Man Roster Crunch

So earlier today, I noted that the Dodgers would need to find some 40-man spots for Hector Olivera and (probably) Sergio Santos. Giants @Dodgers Glendale, Ariz. SS Rollins RF Puig DH Gonzalez 2B Kendrick LF Crawford 3B Uribe CF Pederson C Ellis P Greinke I focused on Darwin Barney, but, well...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers Designate Erisbel Arruebarrena For Assignment

Earlier today, in a surprising move, the Dodgers announced that they have designated Erisbel Arruebarrena for assignment in order to make room for the newly-acquired Brett Anderson. The four years and $16MM left on Arruebarrena’s contract, along with questionable offensive value (at best) made it seem like he was a bit of an immovable object, and his great defense up the middle...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers avoid arbitration with Darwin Barney, Blue Jays non-tender Justin Smoak

Getty Images The Dodgers and infielder Darwin Barney have avoided arbitration agreeing to a one-year deal worth $2.525 million. Acquired from the Cubs at the trade deadline, Barney can be a useful middle of the infield piece. He won a Gold Glove in 2012. The 29-year-old should have no trouble finding the field for the Dodgers in 2015 but his bat offers little. He hit just .241/...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Tender the Contracts of 7 Players.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced they have tendered the contracts of AJ Ellis and Drew Butera, Dee Gordon, Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen, Juan Nicasio and Chris Heisey. They also re-signed Darwin Barney to a 1 year contract  worth $2.5 million. AJ Ellis was the Dodgers starting catcher last season but struggled to stay healthy all year. He batted .191 with 3 home runs and...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Darwin Barney and Dodgers agree at $2,525,000

LOS ANGELES (AP) Infielder Darwin Barney has agreed to a $2,525,000, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers that avoided salary arbitration. Los Angeles also offered contracts to seven other arbitration-eligible players Tuesday night, including catcher A.J. Ellis, second baseman Dee Gordon and closer Kenley Jansen. Barney's new deal includes a potential $175,000 in performance...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  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...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers in Review: 2B Darwin Barney

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MiLB 38 .257 .316 .286 61 0 n/a MLB 45 .303 .467 .424 165 1 0.6 What happened in 2014: Surprisingly useful after mid-season trade When the Dodgers acquired Darwin Barney on waivers after he was designated for assignment by the Cubs, it was pretty hard to understand what purpose it served, as Mike summarized: So the real question is, what does this mean...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers vs. Cardinals, 2014 NLDS: Predictions

Before the game gets underway, we needed to get down what a lot of you have been asking from us for a week now: predictions. Well, here are our predictions that are sure to be 100% correct. Mike Petriello – Dodgers In 5 Kershaw (twice) and Greinke throwing three times is about the best you can hope for, to say nothing of Ryu’s return and the possibility of good Haren. Still,...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers announce 25-player roster for NLDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) Infielder Darwin Barney, outfielder Joc Pederson and reliever Chris Perez were left off the Los Angeles Dodgers' 25-player roster for the NL Division Series against St. Louis. The Dodgers released their roster Friday, hours before they opened the series at home with ace Clayton Kershaw opposing Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals. The team had 12 pitchers and 13 position...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 7, Rockies 4: Six Run Sixth Propels Dodgers to Victory

Tonight’s game didn’t actually matter. The only thing that was actually at stake was pride, and the Dodgers did their best to boost their pride, winning by a score of 7-4. The meaningless nature of today’s game took the edge off of another tedious start by Roberto Hernandez. He was a little bit better than he has been as a Dodger, but only slightly. He allowed three runs...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Rockies Sept. 17, 2014: Darwin Barney, Leadoff Hitter

Dodgers Rockies 12:10 p.m. Denver, Co. 2B Barney CF Blackmon CF Puig SS Rutledge 1B Gonzalez 1B Morneau RF Kemp RF Cuddyer 3B Uribe LF Dickerson LF Crawford C Rosario C Federowicz 3B Ynoa SS Rojas 2B LeMahieu P Frias (R) P De La Rosa (L) I think I forgot that...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post titled “Alex Guerrero Is Right Where He Should Be,” intended to refute those who insisted that Guerrero should have been added to the team rather than Darwin Barney in the wake of Hanley Ramirez‘ injury, simply because he had a great Triple-A stat line. When Juan Uribe hurt himself shortly after, the calls only intensified. My case against it,...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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
August 21, 2014  |  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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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Guerrero Is Right Where He Should Be

Here’s a question I hear from fans semi-regularly: “Now that Alex Guerrero is healthy and playing again, shouldn’t the Dodgers bring him up rather than mess with the likes of Darwin Barney?” Actually, that’s not even the most regular Guerrero thing that pops up, because with Hanley Ramirez‘ injury, No. 1 is easily “Guerrero’s natural position is shortstop, the Dodgers...
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August 15, 2014  |  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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August 12, 2014  |  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
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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