Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Barney Sings "I Can't Hit, .233; I'm Now In Your Family"

In using the word "fortified" like Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs, the Dodgers claim they have "fortified" their infield with the acquisition of Cubs' infielder Darwin Barney:

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers acquired middle infielder Darwin Barney and cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs on Monday for a player to be named or cash.

Barney provides additional infield depth, particularly at shortstop, where Miguel Rojas has been the backup and late-inning replacement for starter Hanley Ramirez.

Los Angeles' interest in Barney preceded the weekend meltdown by Erisbel Arruebarrena, the $25 million Cuban signing who precipitated a bench-clearing incident while on injury rehab with Triple-A Albuquerque. Arruebarrena, who has two cameo callups with the Dodgers this year, was optioned to Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.

Yeah, the Arruebarrena incident wasn't good. But Darwin Barney, whose career OPS+ of 70 is worse than a guy in a big purple dinosaur costume? That's not much better.

Yet, even as of yesterday, the Dodgers were busy preparing for Barney's arrival. Better send him right to the batting cages, stat.

UPDATE 5:51p PT: The PTBNL is Jonathan Martinez, RHP Class-A:

According to, "The 20-year-old was enjoying a strong season at Class A in the Midwest League, having pitched to a 3.47 ERA with 7.7 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9 in 106 innings. He did not rank among the Dodgers’ top 30 prospects, per Baseball America."


MR.F said...


Orel said...

Thanks, Mr F. That was heartwarming.

Steve Sax said...

Poor Mariners!