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...
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/...
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...
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
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...
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...
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,...
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
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...
De La Rosa (L)
I think I forgot that...
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,...
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:
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.
7:10 p.m. PT
Los Angeles, Ca.
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...
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.
4:10 p.m. PT
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...
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
August 10, 2014
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...
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...
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Well Cubs fans, we will now begin to see whether or not the last three years of suffering under the leadership of Epstein and Co. has been worth it. Tonight, highly touted prospect, Javier Baez...
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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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. […]
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.
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