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#1 100 Years of Tears

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:01 AM

Ok, Ryne Sandberg is my favorite baseball player that I ever got to watch play the game. I absolutely loved watching him at the plate, but even more in the field. I've not seen a Cubs player even come close to him defensively until the past couple years with Barney. He's been amazing, especially this year.

I know his offensive numbers aren't where we'd all like them to be, but doesn't a guy with that kind of skill in the field deserve to be an All-Star? Especially over a guy like Uggla?!?!?

#2 Crockett

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:17 AM

Uggla made it on reputation this year.

Barney's bad. Let it go.

#3 100 Years of Tears

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:30 AM

So all you need to do is hit HR to be an All-Star? Maybe as a reserve DH like Dunn, but not to be a starting 2B.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:13 AM

Uggla made it on reputation this year.

Barney's bad. Let it go.


Barney aint bad. He's a .265-.270 average guy, which isnt awful, and gold glove caliber defense. I'd take that any day

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:16 PM

offensively he's an average middle infielder
defensively.... well he hasn't made an error in months. considering how bad the Cubs defense has been over the past few years he's a breath of fresh air.

all star caliber?
awwww hell no. but he's impressed me with his play this year. I bet he could hold down SS as well

#6 Fishin Phil

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:54 AM

Actually, the former Cub secondbaseman that Barney is starting to remind me of is Glenn Beckert. Good defense, not much power, hit for a decent average. The biggest difference is that if remember correctly, Beckert was one of the toughest guys in the league to strike out.
Please don't feed the psychos.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:21 AM

I like Barney. As a utility guy. Even a starting 2B, assuming that the rest of the lineup is strong enough to support a defenive player at the 8 spot.

Remember when Jim Hendry would give stupid contracts to guys like Aaron Miles and Neifi Perez? Well that's where guys like Darwin Barney should come in, so you don't have to pay for the same production that you can get from the farm system.




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